Physics Challenge

Module code: PA3280

Physics Challenge gives you the chance to work in teams to solve tricky, real world problems involving some imagination, estimation or approximation. Like many problems in science and industry, there are often no simple answers. The teams compete to find and present the best answers in a scientific conference/debate format.


  • 5 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 5 hours of supervised time in lab/workshop
  • 138 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (50%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (50%)