An Introduction to Your ModulesMaster's Level
How you study
- Fourth Year
- Entrepreneurial Physics (Core)
- Materials Modelling (Option)†
- Professional and Personal Development (Core)
Teaching on this programme comprises lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, laboratories, group research, and projects. In the first term lectures are widely used to introduce fundamental concepts in theoretical and experimental physics.
The programme is structured around three core areas:
A choice of four taught modules designed to provide in-depth teaching of cutting-edge physics ideas, mathematical methods, and techniques. These are based around the research interests of staff members and focused in the first term on preparing students to undertake a research project.
A focus on personal and professional development, and an entrepreneurial outlook, in line with the University's values of developing leadership for the 21st Century in higher education. Students will have regular meetings with a mentor to discuss their progress and target skills and qualification acquisition as well as research topics to equip them for employment in their chosen area. Additionally, an entrepreneurial physics module will encourage students to think beyond traditional academic limits and aims to provide the tools to start or join a small specialist company. The course also includes a module on financial kinetics.
An extended individual research project feeds into the 'Student as Producer' ethos of the School of Mathematics and Physics. The project begins in the second term and will be targeted to fit with students' ambitions for the future.
In the final term, students also receive training designed to develop the skills and knowledge required in a start-up business including intellectual property awareness and project planning.