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Students in this course undertake a full year research project under the supervision of an academic in the School of Physics. Taken in combination with PHYS4145 Physics Honours Research B and PHYS4146 Physics Honours Research C this course will contribute towards the 24 UOC of research required in the Physics Honours stream at UNSW.

Students will be required to submit a research proposal, a literature review, and a final thesis. Students will be required to present a seminar at the end of their research, which will not contribute to their final mark but is a compulsory component of the degree.

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Physics Honours stream in the Faculty of Science.

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