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PHYS3505 Professional Skills in Physics

5 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Dr A M Voice

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Physics or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module builds on the core Physics studied in lower years to give examples and experience of how physics can be used in students’ future careers, with the aim of enhancing their employability. Much of the module is undertaken in small teams to develop this key skill for the workplace.


Preparation for next career move.
Professional styles of communication.
Teamwork and real life problem solving.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning101.0010.00
Private study hours40.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Private study

Preparation for activities and assignments

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Group work sessions/drop in sessions/emails will facilitate formative feedback to students

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group ProjectFunding proposal/video50.00
AssignmentLinkedIn Profile/job application50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, but group assignments will be undertaken individually if necessary. Students are required to submit all elements of the coursework in order to pass the module.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 08/03/2019


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