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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Physics Short Name: PHM-PRD
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: REGAN PH Prof (Physics)
Number of credits: 60 Number of ECTS credits: 30
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Coursework Dissertation (100 %)
Part-time Students: Same as for full time students

Module Overview

All students aiming for the MSc degree qualification undertake an MSc dissertation project. Students choose a project either from a list of proposed topics within the University, or in some cases arrangement is made for the project to be undertaken in industry. The majority of part-time students arrange to undertake the project in their place of work. Students are assigned a supervisor relating to the project chosen. Students undertaking their project outside of the University are assigned both an internal and an external supervisor.

The work is assessed as follows:

Project write-up
A write up of no more than 40 pages in total, including title page, brief abstract, text, diagrams and references must be submitted. Supervisors will give guidance on the layout of the project and the first draft of material where appropriate.

The completed reports must be submitted on Friday 2 September 2011. Details of the format for submission are presented in the General Handbook.

Module Aims
This module provides exposure to independent research at postgraduate level.
Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, the student should be able to:

Module Specific Skills:
Application of research techniques to demonstrate problem independent solving ability, critical analysis and (where possible) original research of relevance to radiation physics work
Perform a literature search
Development of experimental/computation technical skills associated with radiation protection based project work

Discipline Specific Skills:
Time management
Report writing
IT skills and communication

Data evaluation and critical analysis

Personal and Key Skills:
Written presentation of a formal report

Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
This module is assessed via a formal write up of the project undertaken in the form of an MSc dissertation.
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated

13 December 2010