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AS5003   Contemporary Astrophysics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to MPhys Astronomy students or a taught postgraduate programme in the School.

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Wed, Fri and 3.00 pm Mon (TBC)

This module will provide an annual survey of the latest, most interesting, developments in astronomy and astrophysics at the research level. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of knowledge and expertise gained by students in their other modules to these current research topics.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): For MyPhys: Before taking this module you must pass AS4010, AS4012, PH3061 and PH3081 For MSc: Students must have substantial astronomy knowledge and skills

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures and tutorials

Scheduled learning hours: 32

Guided independent study hours: 118

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7


Module teaching staff: TBC

Additional information from school

Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for Honours modules available via This link also gives access to timetables for the modules