|PHYM009||Project and Dissertation||2017-18|
|Prof. M.R. Bate|
|Delivery Weeks:||T1:01-11, T2:01-11|
|Credits:||45 NICATS / 22.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||34 students (approx)|
This module forms the second part of the two-part, 75-credit project extending over Stages 3 and 4 of of MPhys programmes. Students will continue to work in one of the main research groups in the Physics on the project commenced in Stage 3 (PHY3122 q.v.).
A major distinguishing feature of the MPhys degree is its substantial project which requires students to apply the knowledge they have acquired to a real problem in a research environment. The aim of this module is to foster the open-ended problem solving skills that are characteristic of the practising physicist.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|Supervision Meetings||22 hours||SLT|
|Project work (40 days)||280 hours||SLT|
|Poster preparation (4 days)||28 hours||GIS|
|Work on final dissertation (10 days)||70 hours||GIS|
|Reading and private study||50 hours||GIS|
|0%||Reports for supervisor||Weekly||Throughout project work||1,6-10||Verbal|
|25%||Laboratory work and viva voce||20-minute notebook discussion||Week T1:11||1,2,6-10||Written and verbal|
|12%||Poster (joint) and viva (individual)||A0 display, 15-minute viva||Display deadline week T2:10, viva voce in week T2:11||1,2,5,6,10||Written and verbal|
|63%||Dissertation and viva||7500 words, 20-minute viva||Dissertation deadline week T3:01 (Mon), viva during weeks T3:02-04||2,5,6,7,9,10||Written and verbal|
Notes: Refer to the detailed description of the MPhys assessment criteria in the Physics Handbook.
The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).
|Pre-requisite Modules||Project and Dissertation (PHY3122)|
Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Time scale for re-assessment|
Notes: Re-assessment is not available for this module.
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|Keywords||Physics; Work; Project; Dissertation; Poster; Table; Project work; Form; Days work; Examination; Voce examination.|