BSc Philosophy and Physics
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year students should have developed to an intermediate level the skills developed at Level 1, and should have:- acquired a sound grasp of central contexts, texts and theories in central areas of the discipline- begun to develop the ability to see interconnections between different areas of the discipline, and to synthesise a view of their own.They should have provided evidence of being able to:- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms.- demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of common physical laws and principles, and some applications of these principles;- identify relevant principles and laws when dealing with problems;- manipulate numerical and other quantitative information, and apply manipulative skills to the solution of problems;- execute and analyse the results of an experiment and evaluate the level of uncertainty in results;- communicate in writing or orally the results of their work or other scientific information;- working cooperatively with others.
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:1. 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;2. work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;3. demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;4. the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.