Module Identifier PHM5010  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Eleri Pryse  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Daniel Brown  
Pre-Requisite Successful Completion of Year 3 of the MPhys Scheme  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Fortnightly tutorials with supervisor  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Oral Examination  20%
Semester Assessment Dissertation  80%
Supplementary Assessment  100%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Brief description

Each student reviews a research topic under the supervision of a project supervisor. The work covers the Physics underlying the topic of sutudy and recent developments in the research field as documented in the literature. The review is presented in a formal dissertation and is examined orally.

For students who take the Extended Project module, PH5860, the dissertation will be in preparation for the project carried out in semester 2.

Further details are provided in the Project Dissertation handbook.


The research topic will be different for each project.

Transferable skills

Independent work by the student.

Reading Lists

These will be different for each project.


This module is at CQFW Level 7