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MPhys, BSc Theoretical Physics

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:
- demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of many 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;
- apply a variety of rigorously-based mathematical skills to the theoretical understanding of physical phenomena;
- undertake project work in Theoretical Physics;
- communicate in writing or orally the results of their work or other scientific information in a variety of styles or for different audiences;
- work autonomously within a structured environment.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught) students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to apply breadth and depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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