Applying Physics Skills (F3227)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The aims of the module are to develop and enhance the deployment of a broad range of basic skills and knowledge to elucidate real world problems and/or phenomena, and to move away from the notion that such problems can be solved with the knowledge from a single module. A variety of techniques, both analytical and numerical, will be required, and there will be an emphasis on justification and clear explanation of the physical principles applied.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: