Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Major Project
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
FG37040, FG37540, PH37040 or PH37540 PH37540 or FG37540 (or CS39440 or CC39440 for the FH5P Space Science and Robotics Degree Scheme)
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Literature Review  15%
Semester Assessment Progression  10%
Semester Assessment Formal Report  60%
Semester Assessment Oral Presentation    15%
Supplementary Assessment Re-submission of failed components  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Investigate a specific physics-related scientific problem.
2. Evaluate recent developments in the research field of interest as documented in the refereed literature.
3. Organise and co-ordinate their work in order to plan and implement an extended research project.
4. Interpret and discuss their results in terms of the current knowledge of the topic.
5. Present and defend their work orally and in a formal written account.

Brief description

Following the literature research and planning during the initial phase of this module, the student carries out a project normally within one of the research groups active in the institute under the supervision of the project supervisor. The results are to be interpreted and discussed in terms of the current knowledge of the research topic, and the work presented both orally and in a formal written report.

Further details are provided on the project web page.


The research topic will be different for each project.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details


This module is at CQFW Level 7