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.


69%: Lecture
31%: One-to-one (Tutorial)


40%: Coursework (Portfolio, Problem set)
60%: Examination (Unseen examination)

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.

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 2024/25. 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: