MPhys Physics with Astrophysics / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
MPhys Project

Course unit fact file
Unit code PHYS40182
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


MPhys Projects


The main purpose of these projects, in addition to illustrating particular aspects of physics, is to represent tasks that might well be expected of physics graduates in the real world of research, technology and commerce. You will seek to attain a goal agreed with the project supervisor (your 'line manager') by deploying all the skills and physical background you have accumulated during the past three years.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 75%
Practical skills assessment 25%

Feedback methods

Feedback will be offered by supervisors at each stage of the work, but especially about two weeks prior to submission, when you should discuss the structure and broad content of your report with your supervisor, who will offer oral feedback. In addition detailed feedback on the assessment will be provided.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment practical exam 1
Project supervision 24
Independent study hours
Independent study 175

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Patrick Weltevrede Unit coordinator

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