Programming through Python (823G5)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to introduce you to programming. At beginner level, you’ll learn to understand, write, modify, debug and assess the design quality of simple Python applications.

The module doesn’t assume any previous programming experience in Python. General IT skills and previous experience with applications such as MATLAB, Visual Basic or other scripting languages may be helpful.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Laboratory)


40%: Coursework (Project)
60%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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: