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An introduction to Scientific Computing with Python

Convenor: Steven Bamford

Module Code: AS1

Duration (Hours): 10 hours (10 weeks)

Start Date and Commitments

Starts: 5th October

The main course starts on 5th October 2020 and runs for ten weeks (ending 16th December). Preceding this there is a MLiS-only introductory session on Friday 2nd October.

The optional 'Synchronous sessions' will be at 10am on Fridays starting 7th of October and continuing for 10 weeks.


The course will be delivered in the form of weekly pre-recorded videos, for you to watch in your own time. A link to access these videos will be emailed to registered students. If you are registered, but don’t receive a link by the start of the course, please get in touch.

Module Details

This course will give a general introduction to Python programming, useful for all physics postgrads, but with a slight emphasis on astronomy. It is primarily aimed at graduate students requiring credits as part of the MPAGS training scheme, but other interested students and staff are welcome to join on request.

A reasonable level of undergraduate programming experience is assumed.

The course will be formatively assessed by the development of a working Python program related to your studies.

Further details here.