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Undergraduate Course: MPhys Project (PHYS11016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Physics and Astronomy CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe MPhys Project aims to help you to identify and cultivate the technical, personal, and presentation skills needed to work successfully in a physics-based research/development environment.
During the project, you work on your own under the supervision of your Supervisor. The function of the Supervisor is initially to define the project and then to give advice as your work proceeds. However, it should be understood that the project must be a reflection of your own work and ideas.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: MPhys Project Presentation (PHYS11049)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking MPhys Project for Year Abroad (PHYS11050)
Other requirements At least 80 credit points accrued in courses of SCQF Level 9 or 10 drawn from Schedule Q.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 120, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 232 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Supervisor's grade of Project Performance, 30%
Supervisor's grade of Project Report, 20%
Second Marker's grade of Project Report, 50%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. conduct a comprehensive search of the literature relevant to a research topic and to select and summarise the crucial aspects of the relevant literature
  2. organise and complete an extended research project where the results and outcomes are not defined at the beginning
  3. organise, keep and use a comprehensive log book of the work done in the project
  4. write a full report including a concise summary of the relevant literature, the pertinent aspects of the method and a critical discussion of the results and conclusions
  5. work in a research group environment, interacting in a professional manner with research scientists
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information There are no set working hours; project work should be the equivalent of two working days per week, including regular meetings with Supervisor.
Course organiserProf Arthur Trew
Tel: (0131 6)50 5025
Course secretaryMiss Denise Fernandes Do Couto
Tel: (0131 6)51 7521
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