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PH40082: MPhys research placement

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Physics
Further information on credits Credits: 30      [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours:
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: OT 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
PH40082 Reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take PH30080
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aims of this unit are to provide students with the opportunity to investigate in depth some aspect or application of physics, to develop experimental and/or computational skills complementary to those developed in lecture courses, and to give students first-hand experience of innovation and/or research in an external organisation.

Learning Outcomes:
While taking this unit the student should be able to:
* apply knowledge and skills gained at the university to a research project in a professional context;
* demonstrate enthusiasm, industry and motivation in carrying out the project, as well as good time management skills in allocating appropriate amounts of time to the project;
* demonstrate innovation and initiative, as well as a thorough understanding of the theory and background to the project;
* for an experimental project, demonstrate good practical skills in the operation of research equipment and in data measurement and analysis;
* for a computational project, design, write and test computer programs to simulate the physical system under study, and interpret the results from these programs.

Skills:
Written Communication T/F A, Spoken Communication T/F A, Numeracy T/F A, Data Acquisition, Handling, and Analysis T/F A, Information Technology T/F A, Problem Solving T/F A, Working as part of a group T/F A, (Practical laboratory skills T/F A), Project planning/management T/F A.

Content:
A high-level research project on a physics-related topic within an external organisation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

PH40082 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Physics
  • USPH-AKM04 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Professional and Research Placements (Year 5)
  • USPH-AFM04 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Research placement (Year 4)

PH40082 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Physics
  • USPH-AFM11 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Research placement (Year 4)

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