Physics Investigations (BSc joint honours) module (PH40007)

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In this module, which is for BSc Mathematics and Physics students, you will be exposed to supervised, and at times independent, project work. The project will typically be laboratory-based but can be a computational or purely theoretical study or a combination thereof. You will develop your reasoning, time management, and research skills.  

Projects are often embedded in active research groups and could be in topics as wide-ranging as medical physics, microscopy, astrophysics, condensed matter physics, or computational biophysics. 

Whilst doing your project, you will get the chance to apply the knowledge gained throughout your degree and will pick up and enhance the specific skills employers are most eager to have in a prospective employee. 

Your project will allow you to: 

  • Develop knowledge of an area of physics.   

  • Plan and execute an independent investigation likely involving equipment design, assembly, and testing or comparable tasks involving software and theoretical methods.  

  • Analyse and critically assess results, taking account of uncertainties, formulate appropriate conclusions, and make critical comparisons with relevant theory.  

  • Carry out appropriate ethics and health and safety assessments. 

  • Produce a professional written report.  

  • Establish the collaborative working practices with colleagues needed for a successful career. 


This module is available on following courses: