Module Identifier PHM5540  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Leonard Kersley  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Geraint O Thomas  
Pre-Requisite Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme, PH45010  
Course delivery Lecture   10 lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   120 laboratory hours; Regular meetings with project supervisor.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: Oral and written presentations  10%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Assessed exercises  15%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Formal report  75%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students will be able to:

Brief description

Following the project dissertation module (PH45010) and the project planning and advanced computing and analysis elements of this module, the student will carry out a project within one of the research groups active in the Department. There will also be an intensive residential course, held at Gregynog at the start of the second semester, organised jointly by the Physics Department in Aberystwyth, Swansea and Cardiff. The course will include sessions on planning a project, communication and self management skills and structured group work on presenting and assessing projects.


This will be different for each project.

Transferable skills

Residential course at Gregynog


This module is at CQFW Level 7