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MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Theory Computing Project

Course unit fact file
Unit code PHYS20872
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Physics & Astronomy
Available as a free choice unit? No


Theory Computing Project


To develop the ability to investigate problems in theoretical physics through literature study, mathematical analysis and computation.

Learning outcomes

On completion the successful student will be able to:

1. quickly gain access to relevant literature for a given problem.

2. start the analysis of a theoretical problem they have not met before.

3. use appropriate computational tools to tackle problems in theoretical physics.

4. present their work verbally in a succinct and clear manner.

5. give a detailed explanation of their work in a report.

6. defend their work to an expert.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 25%
Written assignment (inc essay) 50%
Oral assessment/presentation 25%

Feedback methods

Feedback will be offered orally by the supervisors during regular project meetings, and orally and in writing for all reports and interviews.

Recommended reading

As set in the project booklet, or suggested by the supervisor.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment practical exam 1
Practical classes & workshops 60
Independent study hours
Independent study 39

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Michael Seymour Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Laboratory facilities are not available for resits.  A student who has failed may be permitted to submit further assessments, based on laboratory work already carried out, in order to pass the course unit.

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