Date Specification Approved 
12/11/2021 
College 
College Eng and Physical Sci 
School 
Physics and Astronomy 
Department 
Physics & Astronomy 
Partner College and School 

Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration 

Qualification and Programme Title 
B.Sc. Physics and Astrophysics Fulltime 
Programme Code 
4412 
Delivery Location 
Campus 
Language of Study 
English 
Length of Programme 
3 Year(s) 
Accreditations 
Institute of Physics (IOP) 
Aims of the Programme 
To develop investigative experimental mathematical computational and other transferable skills; To provide students with a broadbased Physics and Astrophysics education which will make them numerate, articulate and employable; To learn to plan investigations and to collect and analyse data; To develop the capacity for independent study and leaning; To develop skills in the writing of reports, and other presentational methods; To become proficient in both conventional laboratory work and open ended project work; To acquire a range of skills in the taking and interpretation of astronomical data; To provide a sufficiently large range of optional material in later years to meet the disparate interests and abilities of a large group of students  by this means, students will acquire the knowledge and skill base necessary to pursue a large range of career options. 

Programme Outcomes 
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: 
Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: 
and assessed using the following methods: 
Basic areas of Physics such as Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Thermal and Statistical Physics and Atomic Physics
Mathematics and its application to a broad range of subject areas including taught modules, laboratory and project work
Computing methods  in addition to the use of standard computer packages, students should be fluent in the use of computers for mathematical analysis, data manipulation, and the modelling of physical systems
The analysis and interpretation of experimental data. This includes the setting up and running of experiments, the taking and analysis of astronomical data, an awareness of the limitations of the techniques and the estimation of errors
A range of more advanced topics reflecting the wide and deep research base of the School. These will include lecture module, laboratory and project work
A specialist knowledge of astronomical measurement equipment and the interpretation of data
A mathematical analysis package (MathCad) and formal programming language (C++)

Lectures supported by problem classes, workshops and tutorials; computer classes; laboratory classes and project work

Examinations and continuously assessed work; assessed reports and talks, observation of practical skills, viva voce interviews, peer and self assessment


Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: 
Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: 
and assessed using the following methods: 
Acquire analytical and problem solving skills, equipping them to apply their knowledge in a wide range of situations
To develop mathematical skills and the ability to apply them to many different areas of physics including both seen and unseen problems
Develop a range of practical skills in physics and astrophysics including experimental work, data manipulation and analysis and numerical modelling
Demonstrate a range of transferable skills including verbal and written communication, self organisation, computational skills and the use of information technology
Show self motivation and the ability to work independently as well as being effective team members
An ability to use a mathematical analysis package (MathCad) and a formal programming language (C++) to address physics problems

Lectures, workshops, general problems classes and tutorials; laboratory and project work; talks, essays and ITbased modules; group work

Examinations and continuous assessment via talks, reports, viva voce examination, observation of practical skills; observation of team activities
