Summer Research Placement 1 (F3235)

Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module provides you with the opportunity help your future career by experiencing the day-to-day life of a researcher. Summer placements, which will be funded by bursaries, will be organised in internationally leading research groups in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Sussex. You will put into practice knowledge gained on the research placement and have the opportunity to experience and develop practical research skills, such as how to perform a literature search and critique the current literature, conduct original research, and write a research paper. This course is compulsory for students on the "Research Placement" degree course, and you must maintain a minimum average mark of 75 per cent at the end of year 1 to remain on the module.

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 1 hour of contact time and about 149 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: