LITERATURE REVIEW AND INTERIM REPORT - 2017/8

Module code: PHY3058

Module provider

Physics

Module Leader

STEVENSON PD Dr (Physics)

Number of Credits

45

ECT Credits

22.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation ORAL PRESENTATION 20%
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) WRITTEN REPORT 80%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A Qualifying condition(s) A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Module overview

The early part of the Research Year involves a combination of developing generic research skills associated being on a research-based physics placement, and acquiring specific skills related to the particular project to enable successful completion of the student’s own research by the end of the research year. This module reflects parts of the specific skills developed for the student’s own project in the first half of the Research Year

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:



The student will carry out the first parts of their research year project, which will be through a range of either experimental or theoretical research work. This will be carried out by the student under the supervision of a local project supervisor. The first half of the Research Year is anticipated to cover approximately 600 hours over semester 2 of Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6) and this module accounts for 450 hours of that effort.


Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to encourage learning by independent self-study within the context of a research group

 

The learning and teaching methods include:



guided self-study


supervisor meetings


group meetings


laboratory and/or computational project



 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate core competencies in physics research through independent study

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• A presentation given to the student’s research group on the status of their understanding of their research project, placed in the context of the wider field. 

 

• A literature review, with project-specific context, of related previous work in the field.  Depending on the nature of the project, this could draw more or less from research articles, textbooks, or internal reports

 

Formative assessment

 

The student will receive regular feedback from the local supervisory team throughout the Research Year

 

Feedback

 

The student will receive regular feedback from the local supervisory team throughout the Research Year

 

Reading list

Reading list for LITERATURE REVIEW AND INTERIM REPORT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/phy3058

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.