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Physics, Astrophysics and Space Science

BSc Hons (Full Time)

Year:13/14
UCAS Code:F3FN
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Professor F Honary

Compulsory Modules

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PartI

PartII (Year 2)

PartII (Year 3)

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • To offer a course leading to a professional qualification in Physics.
  • To ensure that students acquire a knowledge of physical phenomena, an understanding of physical principles, and a competence in appropriate discipline-based and transferable skills.
  • To specifically enhance the standard physics aims by introducing specialist topics in space science.
  • To ensure that students obtain knowledge and understanding of fundamental areas of physics, in line with accreditation requirements of the Institute of Physics.
  • To ensure that students become aware of some recent advances in Space science.

General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • To provide a supportive learning environment within which students have the opportunity to reach their full academic potential.
  • To fulfil the commitment declared by Lancaster University in its Mission Statement “...of achieving excellence in research and scholarship and of reflecting this in high quality teaching and learning programmes...”

 

On successful completion of the appropriate degree programme, students should have:

  • acquired discipline-based skills, experimental, mathematical, and computational appropriate to the scheme,
  • acquired an appreciation of current developments in the fast moving area of space science,
  • developed numeracy and problem solving skills,
  • developed transferable skills of reasoning and analysis, independent learning and written and oral communication.  

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

On successful completion of this scheme of study students will be able to:


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         display a basic knowledge and understanding of laws and principles relating to core physics material including statistical physics, quantum mechanics, properties of solids, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and atomic and nuclear physics.

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         display a basic knowledge and understanding of core mathematical methods used in Physics.

 

·         apply this knowledge of core mathematics and physics to problem-solving and to model physical behaviour.

 

·         display a basic knowledge and understanding of some specialist topics in space science.

 

·         understand and apply the basic principles of experimental investigations and interpretation of experimental data.

 

·         undertake open-ended investigations in the areas of space science and be able to give a written and oral account of such work at a professional level.


 

General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

On successful completion of this scheme of study students will be able to:

·         manage their own learning and use appropriate IT skills, texts and other learning resources to undertake investigations.

 

·         plan and execute basic experimental investigations.

 

·         numerically manipulate, present and interpret information graphically or otherwise.

 

·         analyse critically the results of an investigation and draw valid conclusions.

 

·         display written and oral skills for making presentations at a professional level.

 

·         work effectively in a small team.

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