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BSc Astrophysics and Mathematics

Year 3

Joint Honours Astrophysics

Learning outcomes

On completion of the Joint Honours Degree programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: - understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline of Physics; - deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline; - demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument; - describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship; - appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the discipline; - make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources; - apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project; - conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

Transferable (key) skills

The subject provides opportunities for students to practise and develop: - the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the discipline of Physics; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; - the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations; - the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences; - the ability to undertake further training of a professional or equivalent nature.

Assessment

The achievement of the subject learning outcomes will be assessed by a variety of assessment 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 of Physics; - work that draws on a wide variety of material; - the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion; - evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline; - work that is typically both evaluative and creative.

Joint Honours BSc Mathematics (Astrophysics)

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to: - demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the basic body of knowledge for the programme of study; - demonstrate a reasonable level of skills in calculation and manipulation within this basic body of knowledge; - apply core concepts and principles in well-defined contexts, showing judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques; - understand logical arguments, identifying the assumptions and conclusions made; - demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in comprehending problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods; - present straightforward arguments and conclusions reasonably accurately and clearly; - demonstrate appropriate transferable skills and the ability to work under guidance.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme: - the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied; - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; - the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations; - the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences; - the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature; - the ability to carry out an extended piece of work or project.

Assessment

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 of the discipline; - work that draws on a wide variety of material; - the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion; - evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline; - work that is typically both evaluative and creative; - in European, American and Industrial programmes, students have to pass year 3 but do not get a grade which contributes to the degree class.

Learning context

The learning context for this year/award will: - include the use of complex and unpredictable situations. The study will be structured within a framework that provides both breadth and depth and opportunities for demonstrating proficiency in the application of concepts and techniques. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop interests and informed opinions and to undertake some autonomous study.

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