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BSc Astrophysics and Mathematics

Year 2

Joint Honours Astrophysics

Joint Honours BSc Mathematics (Astrophysics)

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

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; - demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge; - apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts; - appreciate the coherence, logical structure and broad applicability 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 acquire, 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; - decision making.


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 include: - demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances; - work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material; - demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline; - the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will: - be simple if unpredictable and complex if predictable. The study will be structured within a framework of tasks that provide breadth of study and proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques.


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