BSc History and Philosophy of Science and Physics
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
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.