90 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Aims/Description: This is a project based module that gives students an opportunity to apply their scientific knowledge to a  research problem. Students will develop skills in time management, project planning, scientific record keeping, information retrieval and analysis of scientific information sources. Students will choose a project of relevance to their programme of study and will work closely with an academic supervisor who is an expert in the field. The project will involve analysing the literature relevant to the problem and then developing skills relevant to tackling the problem.  Projects maybe experimental, theoretical, analytical or computational in nature but will involve a substantial component of new work. The research will culminate with a written dissertation. Teaching will be through weekly supervisions with academic staff and interactions with research group members. In the supervisions students will develop research plans, practise applying the scientific method by developing and testing hypotheses, discuss findings from both the literature and from laboratory or simulation based experiments, present results and discuss potential conclusions. Plans will be adapted based on these discussions. Specific experimental and/or simulation based skills will be learnt through a combination of supervised activities and self teaching - building on basic skills learnt in earlier modules in the programme. Weekly seminars and workshops will teach students good practice in terms of searching the literature, research ethics and keeping research records.

Staff Contact: CHAKRABARTI BUDDHAPRIYA
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work, Presentation, Project/ portfolio, Vivavoce

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

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK