BSc/MPhys Physics with an Integrated Foundation Year / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Further Physics Phys 4

Course unit fact file
Unit code FOUN10082
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Faculty of Science and Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No


A course which will allow students to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in the other Physics modules


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Waves and Particles Phys 3 FOUN10072 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Matter and Energy Phys 1 FOUN10061 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
World of the Electron Phys 2 FOUN10111 Pre-Requisite Compulsory


The aim is to allow students to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in other Physics modules.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

Demonstrate appreciable understanding of topic areas studied.

Use specialist vocabulary widely.

Intellectual Skills:

Interpret data in diagrammatic, graphical, numerical, symbolic and verbal form.

Apply knowledge to novel and unfamiliar situations.

Perform relevant calculations with confidence and accuracy.

Transferable skills and Personal Qualities:

Import further mathematical knowledge and skills into the study of physics


Teaching and learning methods

36 Lectures*: Three (1 hour) sessions per week, weeks 1-12

*Includes lecture and tutorial style material and in-class coursework tests 


Practical skills

  • Undertake on-line simulations of experiments in the subject areas studied
  • Change experimental parameters and observe, analyse and discuss the outcomes of such changes

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 80%
Written assignment (inc essay) 20%

Feedback methods

  • Marked coursework tests returned (usually the following week).
  • Examination scripts can be viewed by arrangement at a specified date 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Seminars 36
Independent study hours
Independent study 62

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
David Howe Unit coordinator

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