Galaxies ASTRO4008

  • Academic Session: 2017-18
  • School: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 + 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Galaxies, and their relevance to current developments in astronomy.

Timetable

27 lectures, on Wednesdays at 2pm and Fridays at 2pm

Requirements of Entry

This course is normally only open to students who meet the requirements for entry, or progression, for a degree programme which includes Galaxies as an elective or compulsory course.

 

Galaxies is a compulsory course for the following degree programmes:

 

MSci Physics with Astrophysics, BSc (Honours) Combined Astronomy

 

Galaxies is an elective course for the following degree programmes:

 

BSc (Honours) Physics, BSc (Designated) Physics, BSc (Designated) Combined Physics, BSc (Designated) Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Physics, MSci Theoretical Physics, MSci Combined Astronomy, BSc (Designated) Combined Astronomy.

 

Galaxies is a prohibited course for the following degree programmes:

 

BSc (Honours) Combined Physics, BSc (Honours) Chemical Physics, BSc (Honours) Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Combined Physics, MSci Chemical Physics, MSci Chemical Physics with Work Placement.

Excluded Courses

  None

Assessment

Examination

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Galaxies, and their relevance to current developments in astronomy.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and broad understanding of Galaxies. They should be able to describe and analyse quantitatively processes, relationships and techniques relevant to the topics included in the course outline, applying these ideas and techniques to solve general classes of problems which may include straightforward unseen elements. They should be able to write down and, where appropriate, either prove or explain the underlying basis of astrophysical laws relevant to the course topics, discussing their applications and appreciating their relation to the topics of other courses taken.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable.