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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: