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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

Undergraduates Physics Programmes

Academic Year: 2018/19

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Physics
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institute of Physics

Final award BSc
BSc+DIS/BSc+DInts
MPhys
MPhys+DIS/MPhys+DIntS
Programme title Physics
Engineering Physics
Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology
Physics and Mathematics
Physics with Sport Science/Physics with Sports Science
Programme code See Programme Structure
Length of programme BSc: 3 years
BSc with placement: 4 years
MPhys: 4 years
MPhys with placement: 5 years
UCAS code See Programme Structure
Admissions criteria

Physics

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f304 / MPhys (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f303

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f301 / BSc (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f300

Engineering Physics

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f313 / MPhys (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f312

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f382 / BSc (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f311

Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology

BSc (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f3f5 / BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/f3fm

Physics and Mathematics

MPhys (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/fg3d / MPhys (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/fg3c

BSc (Hons) DIS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gf13 / BSc (Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/fg31

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:18:39 BST

1. Programme Aims

  PH BSc & MPhys EngPH BSc & MPhys PHMA BSc  & MPhys PH w AstroCos BSc & MPhys Ph w SS BSc & MPhys
Formulate problems in precise terms and identify key issues, construct logical arguments and use technical language correctly. x x x x x
To enable students to apply a broad understanding of the basic principles of physics to the solution of physical problems. x x x x x
To enhance students' skills in mathematics, problem solving, experimental techniques, scientific report writing and the collection and analysis of information. x x x x x
To enhance students' skills in presenting information and the use of information technology. x x x x x
To provide an environment that gives students opportunities to develop their own interests, self-reliance and career aspirations. x x x x x
To educate students as physicists in preparation for employment in industry, public service or academic research by providing the knowledge, competence and skills expected of a physicist. x x x x x
To prepare students for the transition to a career as a professional physicist. MPhys only        
To provide students with a sound grounding in chosen aspects of engineering related to physics.   x      
To provide students with a solid foundation of the core areas of mathematics and allow students to further their own mathematical interests through module selection.     x    
To provide a sound mathematics and physics based intellectual education appropriate to the needs of society.     x    
To educate students as physicists and mathematicians in preparation for employment in industry, public service or academic research by providing the knowledge, competence and skills expected of a mathematical physicist.     x    
The programme aims to provide a Physics core with additional modules that develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of Astrophysics and Cosmology.       x  
To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in core sport sciences.         x
To provide students with selected specialised areas of study so that they experience the frontiers of research in sports science.         x

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The national benchmark statement for Physics.
  • Institute of Physics degree accreditation guidelines.
  • University Teaching and Learning Strategy.
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

PH BSc & MPhys

EngPH BSc & MPhys

PHMA BSc & MPhys

PH w AstroCos BSc & MPhys

Ph w SS BSc & MPhys

K1

x

x

x

x

x

Knowledge and understanding of most fundamental physical laws and principles and competence in the application of these principles to diverse areas of physics.

K2

x

x

x

x

x

An ability to identify physical principles relevant to a problem and to make approximations necessary to obtain solutions.

K3

x

x

x

x

x

An ability to execute and analyse critically the results of an experimental investigation and to draw valid conclusions with an estimate of the uncertainty in the result. The ability to critically compare experimental results with the predictions of theory.

K4

x

x

x

x

x

Knowledge of the primary mathematical methods for the analysis of physical problems.

K5

x

x

x

x

x

An ability to solve problems in physics using appropriate mathematical tools.

K6

x

x

x

x

x

An ability to communicate scientific information especially in the form of clear and accurate scientific reports.

K7

x

x

 

x

 

An ability to use competently IT packages and knowledge of computer programming.

K8

MPhys only

 

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

Knowledge of the fundamental principles and applications of some advanced areas of physics or astrophysics at, or informed by, the forefront of the discipline.

K9

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

An ability to use competently advanced experimental techniques,  theoretical and/or computer modelling to tackle an advanced problem and to interpret results obtained.

K10

 

x

 

 

 

Knowledge and understanding of the general engineering principles and the particular problems of application in the chosen subject area.

K11

 

x

 

 

 

Knowledge of the primary mathematical methods for the analysis of physical and engineering problems.

K12

 

x

 

 

 

An ability to identify physical principles relevant to a physics or engineering problem and to make approximations necessary to obtain solutions.

K13

 

MPhys only

 

 

 

Knowledge and understanding of a number of specialist engineering science disciplines in greater depth than is normally associated with a first degree award.

K14

 

 

BSc only

 

 

An understanding of core concepts in mathematics.

K15

 

 

BSc only

 

 

Knowledge and understanding of a range of analytical, numerical and qualitative mathematical techniques.

K16

 

 

x

 

 

An ability to use competently IT packages and a knowledge of the use of mathematical software in problem solving.

K17

 

 

 

x

 

Knowledge and understanding of most fundamental physical laws and principles and competence in the application of these principles to diverse areas of physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

K18

 

 

 

x

 

An ability to solve problems in physics, astrophysics and cosmology using appropriate mathematical tools.

K19

 

 

 

 

x

Understanding of core sports science from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

K20

 

 

 

 

x

Knowledge of the techniques required for a range of sports.

K21

 

 

 

 

x

Understanding of the tactical/strategic factors involved in sport.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

PH BSc & MPhys

EngPH BSc & MPhys

PHMA BSc & MPhys

PH w AstroCos BSc & MPhys

PH w SS BSc & MPhys

C1

x

x

x

x

x

Recognise and analyse novel problems and plan strategies for their solution.

C2

x

x

x

x

x

Evaluate, interpret and collate information and data.

C3

x

x

x

x

x

Use mathematics to describe the physical world, selecting appropriate equations, constructing mathematical models, interpreting results and, where appropriate, critically comparing them with experiment and observation.

C4

BSc only

BSc only

BSc only

BSc only

BSc only

Apply appropriate knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature.

C5

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

Apply appropriate knowledge and understanding to the solution of qualitative and quantitative problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature some of which are close to the forefront of the discipline.

C6

 

x

 

 

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concept, principles and theories relating to areas of physics and engineering.

C7

 

 

x

 

 

The ability to construct logical mathematical and physical arguments.

C8

 

 

x

 

 

The ability to select appropriate mathematical tools to model the behaviour of the physical world.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

PH BSc & MPhys

EngPH BSc & MPhys

PHMA BSc & MPhys

PH w AstroCos BSc & MPhys

Ph w SS BSc & MPhys

P1

x

x

x

x

x

Observe, accurately record and analyse, including estimates of accuracy, the results of experiments into physical processes.

P2

x

x

x

x

x

Communicate ideas effectively by means of written reports and orally.

P3

x

x

x

x

x

Draw valid conclusions from results obtained through experiment or investigation and compare these with expected outcomes or published data.

P4

x

 

BSc only

x

x

Apply appropriate mathematical or computing tools to a physical problem.

P5

BSc only

BSc only

BSc only

BSc only

BSc only

Plan and execute, under supervision, a research project on a topic of current scientific and/or engineering interest.

P6

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

Under supervision, plan and execute a research project on a topic close to the frontiers of knowledge.

P7

MPhys only

MPhys only

 

MPhys only

MPhys only

Show competence in the use of advanced experimental equipment.

P8

 

x

 

 

 

Apply appropriate mathematical or computational tools to a physical or engineering problem.

P9

 

 

MPhys only

 

 

Apply appropriate mathematical or computing tools to an advanced physical problem.

P10

 

 

MPhys only

 

 

Relate mathematics to physical processes, and thus obtain quantitative and qualitative information about the real world.

P11

 

 

 

 

x

Analyse skills, techniques and tactics in sport.

P12

 

 

 

 

x

Demonstrate practical skills relevant to a range of core sports.

P13

 

 

 

 

x

Show skills specific to their chosen specialist area of sports science.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

PH BSc & MPhys

EngPH BSc & MPhys

PHMA BSc & MPhys

PH w AstroCos BSc & MPhys

PhwSS BSc & MPhys

T1

x

x

x

x

x

Formulate problems in precise terms and identify key issues, construct logical arguments and use technical language correctly.

T2

x

x

x

x

x

Communicate ideas concisely, accurately and informatively using both written and oral means.

T3

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

Communicate complex scientific ideas concisely, accurately and informatively using both written and oral means.

T4

x

x

x

x

 

Use standard IT packages and write computer programs.

T5

 

 

 

 

x

Make effective use of IT tools for acquiring and processing information.

T6

x

x

x

x

x

Retrieve and evaluate information from a range of primary and secondary sources and present complex information in a clear and concise manner.

T7

x

x

x

x

x

Work with others, as required, when carrying out tasks.

T8

x

x

x

x

x

Demonstrate general study skills, including the ability to learn independently using a variety of media.

T9

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

MPhys only

Demonstrate self-direction in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks.

T10

x

x

x

x

x

Demonstrate time management and organisational skills.

T11

 

x

 

 

 

Apply an engineering approach to the solution of problems.

4. Programme structure

UCAS Codes:

Programme BSc BSc with Placement MPhys MPhys with Placement
Physics F300 F301 F303 F304
Engineering Physics F311 F382 F312 F313
Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology F3F5 F3FM    
Physics and Mathematics FG31 GF13 FG3C FG3D

 

Programme titles and codes:

Programme Code Title Award Abbreviation
PHUB01 Physics BSc Ph
PHUM01 Physics MPhys Ph
PHUB02 Engineering Physics BSc Eng Ph
PHUM02 Engineering Physics MPhys Eng Ph
PHUB03 Physics and Mathematics BSc Ph & Math
PHUM03 Physics and Mathematics MPhys Ph & Math
PHUB05 (2014 entry) Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology BSc Ph w AstroCos
PHUM05 (2014 entry) Physics with Astrophysics and Cosmology MPhys Ph w AstroCos
PHUB14 Sport Science and Physics BSc SS & Ph
PHUB14 (from 2014) Physics with Sport Science BSc Ph w SS
PHUM14 (from 2014) Physics with Sport Science MPhys Ph w SS
Programme structure
Key
Compulsory Module
Optional Module
4.1 PART A
    Cred Sem Ph Eng Ph Ph w AstroCos   Ph & Math Ph  w SS  
MAA108 Mathematics for Physics 1 10 1 x x x     x  
MAA208 Mathematics for Physics 2 10 2 x x x     x  
MPA207 Mechanics of Materials 1 10 2 x x x        
PHA007 Matter and Waves 20 2 x x x   x x  
PHA080 Part A Physics Laboratory 20 1+2 x x x        
PHA107 Fields and Forces 20 1 x x x   x x  
PHA190 Information Skills 10 1 x x x        
PHA290 Computing 10 2 x x x   x  x  
PHA220 Astronomy 10 1 x x x        
PHA285 Joint Physics Lab 1 10 1         x x  
MAA160 Computer Applications in Mathematics 10 1         x    
MAA150 Mathematical Methods 1 10 1         x    
MAA142 Linear Algebra 10 1         x    
MAA270 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 10 2         x    
MAA250 Mathematical Methods 2 10 2         x    
MAA242 Geometry and Groups 10 2         x    
PSA020 Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology 10 1           x  
PSA028 Biomechanics of Sport 10 1           x  
PSA027 Introduction to Motor Control & Motor Learning 10 2           x  
PSA026 Foundation of Sport and Exercise Psychology 10 2           x  
4.2 PART B
        Cred Sem Ph Eng Ph Ph w AstroCos   Ph & Math Ph w SS     
PHB020 Practical Astronomy 10 1+2     x          
PHB101 Waves 10 1 x x x   x x    
PHB007 Astrophysics 20 1+2 o   x          
PHB104 Quantum Mechanics 10 1 x x x   x x    
PHB106 Nuclear Physics 10 1 x x x   x x    
PHB080 Part B Physics Laboratory 20 1+2 x x x          
PHB201 Fields 10 2 x x x   x x    
PHB203 Thermal Physics 10 2 x x x   x x    
PHB207 Electronics 10 2 x x            
PHB110 Solid State Physics 10 2 x x x   x x    
PHB285 Joint Physics Laboratory 2 10 2         x x    
MAB108 Mathematics for Physics 3 10 1 x x x     x    
WSB300 Engineering Computation 10 1+2 o x            
WSB104 Control Engineering 10 1 o x            
LANxxx ^ Language in Sem 1 10 1 o              
LANxxx ^ Language in Sem 2 10 2 o              
MAA143 Analysis 1 10 1         x      
MAB151 Mathematical Methods 3 10 1         x      
MAB360 Numerical Methods  20 1+2         x      
MAA243 Analysis 2 10 2         x      
PSB211 Exercise Physiology 20 1+2           x    
PSB031 Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport 10 1           x    
PSB028 Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics 10 2           x    
Part B Key
^ French/German/Spanish Langugage 7 or 8
4.3 PART C
    Cred Sem Ph Eng Ph Ph w AstroCos   Ph & Math

Ph w SS

   
PHB106 Nuclear Physics 10 1                
PHB110 Solid State Physics 10 2                
PHC001 Physics Project 30 1+2 (minimum of 10 credits in each semester) xBSc xBSc     o xBSc    
PHC002 Astrophysics Project 30 1+2 (minimum of 10 credits in each semester)     xBSc          
PHC011 General Relativity and Cosmology 20 1+2 o   x   o BSc only    
PHC012 Quantum Physics 20 1+2 x x x   x x    
PHC013 Statistical Physics 10 1 x x x   x x    
PHC014 Condensed Matter Physics 20 1+2 o BSc   xMPhys oMPhys only o BSc     x MPhys   o      
PHC108 Modern Optics 10 2 o   o   o o    
PHC120 Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum 10 1 o o o   o o    
PHC180 Advanced Physics Laboratory 20 2 xMPhys xMPhys xMPhys     xMPhys    
PHC186 Joint Physics Laboratory 3 10 1                
PHC205 Elementary Particle Physics 10 2 o o x   o o    

MAC233(*)

Studies in Science and Mathematics Education 10 2 o   o   o o    
LANxxx ^ Language Module, Sem 1 10 1 o<=30   o<=30   o<=30 o(BSc<=30), (MPhys<=10)    
LANxxx ^ Language Module, Sem 2 10 2 o<=30   o<=30   o<=30 o(BSc<=30), (MPhys<=10)    
WSC003 (a) Renewable Energy Sources 15 1&2 o<=30 o>=50            
WSC014 (a) Biophotonics Engineering 15 1&2 o<=30 o>=50            
WSC022 (a) Power Electronics for Renewables 15 1&2   o>=50            
WSC030 (b) Bioelectricity - Fundamentals and Applications 15 1&2   o>=50            
MPC111 Advanced Principles of Materials 10 1 o<=30 o>=50            
MPC114 Composite Materials 10 2 o<=30 o>=50 o<=30   o<=30 o(BSc<=30), (MPhys<=10)    
MPC101(CAP) Sustainability, Recycling and Environmental Issues 10 1   o>=50            
WSC101 Vibration and Noise 10 2   o>=50            
WSC700 Sports Engineering 10 2 o<=30 o>=50 o<=30   o<=30 o(BSc<=30), (MPhys<=10)    
WSC802 Computational Fluid Dynamics I 10 2 o<=30 o>=50 o<=30   o<=30      
MPC014 Materials in Service 10 2 o<=30 o>=50 o<=30   o<=30 o(BSc<=30), (MPhys<=10)    
MPC108 Surface Engineering 10 1 o<=30 o>=50 o<=30   o<=30      

MAC108(*)

Mathematics for Physics 4 10 1 o BSc           x MPhys o o BSc           x MPhys     o BSc         x MPhys    
MAC150 Inviscid Fluid Mechanics 10 1 o<=30   o<=30   o>=30 o<=30    
MAC300 BSc Mathematics Project 20 1+2         o      
MAB170 Probability Theory 10 1         o>=30      
MAC148 Introduction to Dynamical Systems 10 1         o>=30      
MAC175 Operational Research 10 1         o>=30      
MAC197 Introduction to Differential Geometry 10 1         o>=30      
MAB250 ODEs and Calculus of Variations 10 2         o>=30      
MAB270 Statistical Modelling 10 2         o>=30      
MAC249 Linear Differential Equations 10 2         o>=30      
MAC251 Vibrations and Waves 10 2         o>=30      
MAC272 Random Processes and Time Series Analysis 10 2         o>=30      
MAC297 Mathematical Biology 10 2         o>=30      
MAC298 Elements of Topology 10 2         o>=30      
PSC021 Physiology of Exercise and Health 10 1                
PSC022 Sport Injuries 10 1                
PSC028 Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics 10 1           o/x(c)    
PSC019 Applied Physiology of Sports Performance 10 1           x    
PSC035 Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence 10 1            o/x(c)    
PSC020 Sport Nutrition 10 2                
PSC036 Applied Exercise Psychology 10 2                
PSC027 Motor Control of Sports Movement 10 2                
PSC029 Mechanics of Sport Techniques 10 2           o/x(c)    
PSC033 Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport 10 1                
PSC034 Sport Psychology in Action 10 2           o/x(c)     
Part C Key
†        BSc Physics and Mathematics must take either PHC001 or MAC300.  Please note that only students who achieve an average of at least 65% in their Part B Mathematics modules will be eligible for MAC300.  Not available to MPhys students
BSc     Compulsory only for BSC students
MPhys  Compulsory only for MPhys students
(c)       Ph w SS: BSc students MUST chose 40 credits to include PSC019. MPhys students MUST take 50 credits
<=30   Up to 30 credits of engineering options can be taken from the list supplied
>=50   Students must take at least 50 credits of engineering options from the list supplied
=30   Students must take 30 credits of physics and related optional modules from the list supplied
=60   Students must take 60 credits of Sport Science optional modules from the list supplied
>=30   Students must take at least 30 credits of Mathematics optional modules from the list supplied
>=10   Students must take at least 10 credits of physics and related optional modules from the list supplied

(CAP)   Please note numbers may be capped

 ^ French/German/Spanish Language 9 or 10

(a) For 2018 intake onwards, 20 credits
(b) For 2018 intake onwards, not available
Note= Optional modules outside of Physics may be subject to timetable clashes, reducing possible module combinations (except MA coded modules for PHUB03, PHUM03, and PS coded modules for PHUB14, PHUM14).
(*) Counts as a physics module for the purposes of optional module choice
 4.4 PART D
    Cred Sem Ph Eng Ph

Ph w AstroCos

  Ph & Math

Ph w SS

 
PHD001 Physics Research Project 60 1+2 (minimum of 20 credits in any semester) x x       x  
PHD002 Astrophysics Research Project 60 1+2 (minimum of 20 credits in any semester)     x        
PHD004 Mathematical Physics Research Project 60 1+2 (minimum of 20 credits in any semester)         x    
PHD130 Quantum Information 15 1 o>=30 o o   o o  
PHD202 Superconductivity and Nanoscience 15 2 o>=30 o o   o o  
PHD230 Quantum Computing 15 2 o>=30 o o   o o  
PHD109 Characterisation Methods for Solid State Physics 15 1 o>=30 o
  o o  
PHP100 Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science 15 1 o>=30

  o o  
PHD201 Physics of Complex Systems 15 2 o>=30 o
  o
 
MAD102 Regular and Chaotic Dynamics 15 1 o   o   o o  
MAP102 Programming and Numerical  Methods 15 1 o   o   o o  
MAP111 Mathematical Modelling 1 15 1   o     o    
MAP202 Static and Dynamic Optimisation 15 2 o   o   o o  
MAP211 Mathematical Modelling 2 15 2   o     o    
MAP213 Fluid Mechanics 15 2 o o o   o o  
WSD533 Solar Power 15 1 o<=30 o30-60 o<=30   o<=30 o<=30  
WSD534 Wind Power 1 15 1 o<=30 o30-60 o<=30   o<=30 o<=30  
WSP002 MATLAB as a Scientific Programming Language 15 1 o<=30 o30-60 o<=30   o<=30 o<=30  
WSP130 (c) Structural Analysis 15 1   o30-60          
MPP501 (c) Polymer Properties 15 2   o30-60          
MPP502 (c) Polymer Science 15 1   o30-60          
MPP551 (c) Advanced Characterisation Techniques 15 1 o<=30 o30-60 o<=30     o<=30  
WSD540 Advanced Photovoltaics 10 2   o30-60          
WSD902 Laser and Optical Measurements 20 2   o30-60          
WSP103 (c) Simulation of Advanced Materials and Processes 15 2 o<=30 o30-60 o<=30   o<=30 o<=30  
MPD103 Tomorrow's Materials 10 2   o30-60          
MPP556 (c) Materials Modelling 15 2 o<=30 o30-60 o<=30   o<=30 o<=30  
Part D Key
>=30   Students must take at least 30 credits of PH coded modules
<=30    Students can take up to 30 credits of engineering D or P modules from the list provided
30-60   Engineering Physics students must take between 30 and 60 credits of engineering D or P modules from the list provided
(c) Where we offer Part P external options these may become unavailable for students enterring from 2018 onwards.
Note= Optional modules outside of Physics may be subject to timetable clashes, reducing possible module combinations (except MA coded modules for PHUB03, PHUM03, and PS coded modules for PHUB14, PHUM14).
Total Modular Weighting per Semester
Students normally study modules with a total weight of 60 in each semester.  However, in Part C and D, students may be allowed to study modules up to a total weight of 70 in a semester, 120 in the Part, subject to the consent of the Director of Studies.
Optional Modules not Listed
In exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Director of Studies, candidates may be allowed to substitute an alternative Loughborough University module of the appropriate Part for any of the optional modules above.
Part I of the BSc and MPhys Programmes
BSc candidates opting to take eight semesters and MPhys candidates opting to take ten semesters are required to spend the year following Part B either (a) at an approved course of study at a University abroad or (b) in professional training. These lead to the awards of the Diploma in International Studies or the Diploma in Industrial Studies respectively in accordance with Regulation XI.
MPhys candidates may choose to take this study/training following Part C.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D (if applicable) and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

 

Physics and Mathematics BSc and MPhys Additional Progression Requirements

Part A to Part B

Candidates must, in addition, achieve at least 40% in three of the four core Mathematics Modules MAA150 Mathematical Methods 1, MAA142 Linear Algebra, MAA270 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, MAA250 Mathematical Methods 2

 

Physics and Mathematics BSc Additional Degree Award Requirements

Candidates must pass either PHC001 or MAC300

 

MPhys Additional Progression Requirements

Part B to Part C

In order to progress from Part B to Part C the overall average mark for Part B must be at least 50%

 

MPhys candidates who fail, after any re-assessment

At the discretion of the Programme Board any MPhys candidate who fails, after any re-assessment, at the end of Part C or Part D, who has satisfied the credit requirements for the equivalent BSc award may be awarded that degree, the classification being based on the average mark obtained in Parts B and C in exactly the same way as for the BSc Degree (see table in Section 6 'Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification' below).

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C (and D if applicable). The average percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio specified in the following table.

 

BSc Candidates

Part B : Part C

40 : 60

MPhys Candidates

Part B : Part C : Part D

20 : 40 : 40 

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