Advanced Physics Laboratory A (F3242)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

You will carry out an experimental investigation, with the goal to learn how to become an independent experimental researcher. You will:

  • write a short preparatory proposal on your assigned experiment
  • keep a detailed logbook
  • report in a presentation and a short report.

Experiments are in the areas of nuclear physics, atomic physics, spin physics and astrophysics. 


13%: Lecture
58%: Practical (Laboratory)
29%: Seminar


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

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 62 hours of contact time and about 88 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: