Advanced Physics Laboratory B (F3243)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

You carry out one four-week experimental investigation, with the goal to consolidate your knowledge on how to carry out independent experimental research. You write a short preparatory proposal on your assigned experiment, keep a detailed logbook, and report on the experiment in a long report. Experiments are in the areas of nuclear physics, atomic physics, spin physics and astrophysics. Also, there is a series of workshops, evaluated in a short test.


4%: Lecture
64%: Practical (Laboratory)
32%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Professional log, Report, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 56 hours of contact time and about 94 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: