PHY2036 Study Abroad Physics Electives 2024-25
Staff of Foreign Host Institution
Delivery Weeks: As agreed
Level: 5 (NQF)
Credits: 60 NICATS / 30 ECTS
Enrolment: 8 students (approx)


Elective modules at study abroad host institutions must be approved by the Stage 3 Study Abroad Co-ordinator and should normally be at NQF Level 5 or above while not substantially overlapping modules that have already been taken as part of the degree. Students are encouraged to select electives that are characteristic of the culture of the host country and/or that will broaden their education.

Module Aims

Elective modules within the Study Abroad programmes are intended to enable the student to develop their understanding of the educational system and culture of of the host country and institution.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

A student who has passed this module should be able to:

Syllabus Plan

As specified by host institution.

Learning and Teaching

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Description Study time KIS type
Study in accordance with the conventions of the host institution 600 hours PLS


Weight Form Size When ILOS assessed Feedback
33% Homework (see note) Weekly 4-hour sets As advised. 1-5 Written
67% Final exam (see note) 2 hours As advised. 1-5 Written

Notes: Assessment assignment patterns follow the conventions of the host institution. The above entries are only indicative of typical arrangements. Grades awarded by overseas institutions are converted to Exeter grades using the conversion procedures described in the Physics Handbook


The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).

Core text:

Supplementary texts:


Further Information

Prior Knowledge Requirements

Pre-requisite Modules N/A
Co-requisite Modules N/A


Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.

Original form of assessment Form of re-assessment ILOs re-assessed Time scale for re-assessment

Notes: Re-assessment arrangement follow the conventions of the host institution

KIS Data Summary

Learning activities and teaching methods
SLT - scheduled learning & teaching activities 0 hrs
GIS - guided independent study 0 hrs
PLS - placement/study abroad 600 hrs
Total 600 hrs
Summative assessment
Coursework 33%
Written exams 67%
Practical exams 0%
Total 100%


Availability Physics with study abroad only
Distance learning NO
Keywords Physics; Elective; Host institution; Study Abroad.
Created 18-Nov-18
Revised N/A