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Department of Physics Programme Catalogue 2020/1


USPH-AAB10: BSc(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Study year abroad

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS WITH ASTROPHYSICS

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Study Year Abroad

Normal programme duration: 4 years

[Page last updated: 12 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • USPH-AFB10: BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH10007 Mathematical methods for physics 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH10102 Experimental physics and computing 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH10002 Properties of matter 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH10003 Electric circuits 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH10004 Classical mechanics 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH10005 Vibrations, waves & optics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH10001 Introduction to quantum physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH10006 Electricity & magnetism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH10103 Relativity and astrophysics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Designated Essential Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH20105 Experimental physics and computing 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH20107 Mathematical methods for physics 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH20013 Quantum & atomic physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH20016 Particles, nuclei & stars 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH20029 Thermal physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH20014 Electromagnetism 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH20017 Condensed matter physics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH20104 Planets and exoplanets 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH20042 Study year abroad 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 4

Designated Essential Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH30036 Final year project (BSc) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30096 Industry team project 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30099 Communicating physics project 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH30108 Fluid dynamics in physics & astrophysics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30109 Stars and stellar evolution 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
  • Students registering for ED30005 will be required to pass an enhanced DBS check.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ED30005 Science education in practice 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30024 Contemporary physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30028 Condensed matter physics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30030 Quantum mechanics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30031 Simulation techniques 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30035 Medical physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30116 Data analysis and research methods for observational astronomy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PH30101 General relativity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30111 Galaxies and introduction to cosmology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 12 credits from the following list:
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
ED30006 Issues in science education 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30025 Mathematical methods 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30032 Laser physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30056 Computational physics B 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30077 Electromagnetism 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30078 Magnetism 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30079 Superconductivity 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30098 Networks 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30110 Computational astrophysics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.