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An introduction to Scientific Computing with Python

Convenor: Steven Bamford

Module Code: AS1

Start Date and Commitments

The main course starts on the 4th of October and runs for ten weeks . Preceding this there is a MLiS-only introductory session.

The optional 'Synchronous sessions' starting on Wednesday 13th of October 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.