Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Successful completion of Level 2 Astrophysics.
A core module for Astrophysics majors. Use of a variety of library resources and the presentation of scientific information in the form of a paper, poster and talk. A 4,000 word dissertation is written on an approved astrophysics topic and poster and seminar presentations are made.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/phy-30017/lists
This module aims to develop an appreciation of the primary astrophysical literature, to develop self-study skills needed to assimilate the literature, to convey the relevance of presentation skills to science, and develop an appreciation of the open-ended nature of research
Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the ability to read and evaluate primary literature [1, 2, 3].2. Demonstrate the ability to understand in overview an area of current research in astrophysics, and convey thatunderstanding through a written dissertation, and by a verbal presentation [1, 2, 3].3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the impact of current astronomical data on the area of research chosen fortheir dissertation .4. Demonstrate the self-study skills and written and verbal presentation skills [1, 2, 3].
8 hours tutorial attendance8 hours talk and poster session70 hours research and private study32 hours writing the dissertation16 hours preparing talk16 hours preparing poster
1: Dissertation weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
Dissertation 4000 wordsIncluding submission of a draft report and a viva on the draft report.2: Poster Presentation weighted 20%
Poster presentationThe student will be required to present and defend a poster to their peer group and the Dissertation Committee, 10 minutes
plus questions and answers.3: Oral Presentation weighted 20%
10 minute oral presentationThe student will be required to present a talk to their peer group and the Dissertation Committee and answer questions on
the subject of the talk.