Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials Fortnightly tutorials with supervisor


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Oral Examination  20%
Semester Assessment Dissertation  80%
Supplementary Assessment As determined by Departmental Examination Board  100%

Learning Outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

  • Show detailed understanding of the Physics of their topic of study
  • Review the recent developments in the research field of interest documented in the literature
  • Present their work orally and in a formal written account

Brief description

Each student will review a research topic of interest to a research group in the Institute under the supervision of a project supervisor. They will present their review both orally and in a formal dissertation. The work will cover the Physics underlying the topic of study and recent developments in the research field as documented in the literature.

For students who take module PH5660, the dissertation will be in preparation for the extended project to be carried out in semester 2.


The research topic will be different for each project.

Transferable skills

Independent work by the student.

Reading List

These will be different for each project. Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7