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BSc History and Philosophy of Science and Physics

Year 2

(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 of theory, observation, progress and revolutions in science as well as concepts of society and technological change;
-demonstrate a grasp of detailed information on a particular area of history of science/medicine;
-demonstrate the ability to undertake detailed close reading and critical analysis of historical primary sources;
-demonstrate the ability to construct historical explanations;
-provide an evaluative analysis of accounts of historical change.

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.


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