Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
· To offer a course leading to a professional qualification in Physics.
· To ensure that students acquire a knowledge of physical phenomena, an understanding of physical principles, and a competence in appropriate discipline-based and transferable skills.
· To specifically enhance the standard physics aims by introducing specialist topics in space science.
· To ensure that students obtain knowledge and understanding of fundamental areas of physics, in line with accreditation requirements of the Institute of Physics.
· To ensure that students become aware of recent advances in Space science, in particular those relating to Departmental research activity,
· To ensure that students acquire experience in planning, carrying out and reporting a self-organised investigation, in preparation for post-graduate training or for future physics-based employment.
General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
· To provide a supportive learning environment within which students have the opportunity to reach their full academic potential.
· To fulfil the commitment declared by Lancaster University in its Mission Statement “...of achieving excellence in research and scholarship and of reflecting this in high quality teaching and learning programmes...”
· On successful completion of the appropriate degree programme, students should have:
o acquired discipline-based skills, experimental, mathematical, and computational appropriate to the scheme,
o acquired an appreciation of current developments in the fast moving area of space science,
o developed numeracy and problem solving skills,
o developed transferable skills of reasoning and analysis, independent learning and written and oral communication.