Aims/Description: Professional skills in physics is a laboratory-based module which aims to equip the student with experimental physics and problem solving skills that should allow them to progress to advanced experimental physics in levels 2, 3 and 4. A range of activities will be undertaken by students including basic physics experiments and computer programming tasks, problem solving exercises and workshops and presentation of results in both written and oral forms.

Restrictions on availability: CHMU03 BSc Physical Chemistry, CHMU08 MPhys Physical Chemistry, PHYU14 BSc Physics & Philosophy, PHYU12 MPhys Physics & Maths, MASU23 BSc Maths & Physics

Staff Contact: Prof John Cockburn
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Lab work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Physics and Astronomy):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK