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APS6002   Topical Science   (30 credits)

Year Running: 2019/2020
Credit level: F7


What are the `hot¿ topics in science? Why are these important? This module delivers a series of short lectures on important topics in contemporary science spanning the general areas of science in chemistry, physics and biology.The aim is the strengthen individuals all-round knowledge of these important areas of science, enhancing the other non-specialist areas of a science based graduate. At the same time students will learn how to use the many tools available to communicate science, including written work, web-based materials and broadcasting techniques.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 135.0
Lecture 5.0
Other 10.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 85 %
Other 0.0 15 %

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2023-24.