Project & Research Skills - PHY00025M

« Back to module search

  • Department: Physics
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Richard Evans
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module aims to develop those communication skills relevant to a research environment and a research career: undertaking a literature survey, writing a review essay, developing a project plan, giving oral and poster presentations in an end-of-year conference.

Module learning outcomes

undertake a literature survey

write a review essay

develop a project plan

deliver a conference-style oral presentation using PowerPoint

construct and defend a poster presentation

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Dissertation
N/A 35
Essay/coursework
Project Conference Talk
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Project conduct and project lab book
N/A 25
Essay/coursework
Project review
N/A 5
Essay/coursework
Project seminar
N/A 5
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Viva Voce
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Dissertation
N/A 35
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Viva Voce
N/A 20

Module feedback

Project - Report and Notebook

You will receive the overall project mark back from your supervisor. Lab books can be obtained from the office at the end of the year.

During the project you will receive regular feedback on your progress based on discussions with your project supervisor and the content of the project note book. Normally you should meet your supervisor at least once every two weeks (on average).

Essay and project plan - You will receive back a copy of Proforma S1 which will give feedback on your vacation essay and your project review.

Seminar - Verbal feedback will be presented at the end of the session in which you present your talk. You will also receive a copy of Proforma S2 which will contain a mark for the seminar and a brief summary of your performance.

Project talk/ Poster - Verbal feedback will be given during the session.

Indicative reading

Reading recommendations - will be advised by the project supervisor as appropriate



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.