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PHYS6072 Research Thesis

Module Overview

This module forms the final year of their Astrophysics with a Year of Research degree. The student will have completed a significant research project, ideally of publishable quality, under the guidance of a supervisor from the Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Ability to search scientific literature and review research topics
  • Ability to prepare observing and/or research proposals
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Ability to prepare publication quality reports
  • Ability to give presentations on research topics to students, staff and the general public
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Ability to work with astronomical data (ground and/or space-based)
  • Ability to work with standard astronomical software, for observational and/or theoretical projects

Syllabus

This unit entirely consists of a research-level project. The project titles and brief abstracts are made available to students around May in their third year. Students submit their preferences after studying these and after consulting with local Southampton course co-ordinator. A final allocation is made by 15 July. Students are advised to have a preliminary discussion with their local supervisors before the summer vacation to discuss any background reading or other preparation that could be carried out during the vacation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

They will do pure research during this module

TypeHours
Fieldwork36
Independent Study102
Tutorial12
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Final Report  () 25%
First Semester Report 10%
Performance 25%
Seminar presentation 15%
Viva 25%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework marks carried forward 
Final Report 
Viva 

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 
Final Report 
Viva 

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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