PHS4000 - Physics research project - 2018

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

- Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

School of Physics and Astronomy


Associate Professor Michael Morgan

Not offered in 2018


24 points of third-year physics units including the compulsory unit PHS3031


At least six sub-units are to be taken, with 'Quantum Mechanics' and 'Condensed Matter Physics' being compulsory. Students undertaking a theoretical project are normally required to take 2 further sub-units of 'Quantum field Theory'; and 'Statistical Mechanics'. Students are required to complete a research project involving some original work on a topic chosen in consultation with their supervisor.


Examinations and assignments: 45% + Project literature review: 5% +

Experimental or theoretical research project: 50%