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BSc Astrophysics and Mathematics

Year 1

Joint Honours Astrophysics

Joint Honours BSc Mathematics (Astrophysics)

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: - demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques of mathematics; - apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts; - appreciate the coherence and logical structure of mathematics; - demonstrate an awareness of skills in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods; - use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake problem solving.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acqure, as defined in the modules specified for the programme: - qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied; - skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will typically include: - demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline; - work that covers a restricted area of the discipline; - demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will: - be predictable, providing a familiarisation with the discipline.


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