Please ensure you check the module availability box for each module outline, as not all modules will run in each academic year. Each module description relates to the year indicated in the module availability box. Please be aware that modules may change from year to year, and may be amended to take account of, for example: changing staff expertise, disciplinary developments, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
|Type||Tied||Level||5||Credits||45||Availability||Available in 2019/20|
Excluded Combination of Modules
- Introduction to the basic research skills needed by postgraduate research students; develop general background.
- This module teaches you state-of-the-art research and science across a broad range of astrophysics, from stellar populations to galaxy formation and high-energy astrophysics.
- Basic computing, accessing databases, scripts, presentation skills, specific research background.
- Basic computing
- Presentation skills
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module
Teaching Methods and Contact Hours
|Stellar structure and evolution||4||1 per week||60 minutes||4|
|Stellar Populations||4||1 per week||60 minutes||4|
|AGN and black holes||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Cosmology||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Galaxy Formation||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|The Intergalactic Medium and the Interstellar Medium||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|The Milky Way||4||1 per week||60 minutes||4|
|Large-scale structure||6||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Clusters and Groups of Galaxies||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Gravitational lensing||4||1 per week||60 minutes||4|
|The high-z universe||4||1 per week||60 minutes||4|
|Instrumentation in astronomy||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Stellar dynamics||8||2 per week||60 minutes||8|
|Cosmological simulations||12||3 per week||60 minutes||12|
|Self-study and reading||354|
|Component: Coursework||Component Weighting: 100%|
|Element||Length / duration||Element Weighting||Resit Opportunity|
|Astro miniproject 1||33%|
|Astro miniproject 2||67%|
Through unmarked homework and feedback on the miniproject
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