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AS2101   Astrophysics 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Normally available only to those who took 'direct entry' to second year

Planned timetable: 11.00 am lectures, plus Tue or Fri 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm tutorial

This module is designed to extend the knowledge gained in the first level AS1001 or AS1101 module and to prepare the way for more advanced material appearing in the honours astrophysics modules. The module has three basic components dealing with the physics of stellar structure and evolution, the components and dynamics of galaxies, and exoplanetary science - theoretical and observational studies of planetary systems beyond our own . The module is based on the physical principles and mathematical techniques acquired earlier, and applied to the astrophysical concepts covered in AS1001 or AS1101.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass AS1001 or pass AS1101 ) and pass MT1002 and pass PH2011

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take AS2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3/4 lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 50

Guided independent study hours: 100

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, 2 x Class Tests = 20%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: TBC

Additional information from school

Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for First and Second Level modules available via This link also gives access to timetables for such modules.