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Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (North America)

MSci Hons (Full Time)

Year:13/14
UCAS Code:F3G5
Minimum Length:4 Year(s)
Credit Points:480
Part II Weight:0
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:4
Director of Studies:Professor HU Schomerus

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

The primary aim of the MSci TPM (NA) degree scheme is to provide a broad but rigorous course of teaching and learning for the graduate intending to make his/her career in a theoretical physics / mathematical physics based areas, or related field. In addition, the student will acquire knowledge and skills preparing them for possible entry into theoretical physics research. The programme leads to professional qualifications and accreditation by the Institute of Physics.
The degree is intended to provide students with:
An appropriate knowledge of physical phenomena
An understanding of physical principles
Analytical skill in accordance with the Physics and Astronomy Benchmarking statement 
 
General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
 
Students will also gain an appreciation of modern science, current developments and applications, and competence in a wide range of analytical techniques and transferable skills.
The objective of the North-America degree scheme is to enable suitably qualified students to experience alternative teaching styles in a different cultural context by spending their 3rd year at a North American university. It is our belief, supported by the positive reports from many cohorts of previous students, that the challenge of a year spent in a different environment at a select institution in North America significantly enhances the learning experience and the acquisition of many of the personal and transferable skills embedded in the MSci degree scheme.
 
 
 
 

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...

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

• display a basic knowledge and understanding of core mathematical methods including real and complex analysis, linear algebra and group theory.

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

• display some knowledge of some specialist areas of theoretical and mathematical physics and be aware of some current areas of physics research

• understand the basic principles of experimental investigations and interpretation of experimental data.

• undertake a major research project related to theoretical/mathematical physics 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...
 
• adapt to different teaching styles and environments

• manage their own learning and use appropriate IT skills, texts and other learning resources to undertake 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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