Mathematics

MTH3025 - Semester of Mathematical Studies Abroad (2019)

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MODULE TITLESemester of Mathematical Studies Abroad CREDIT VALUE60
MODULE CODEMTH3025 MODULE CONVENERProf Pierre Friedlingstein (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 5
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module provides a full semester of studies in the mathematical sciences and related subjects at an agreed partner university in a foreign country, normally where the language of instruction is English; this may be in Europe, North America, Australia or elsewhere. It provides you with the excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of mathematical sciences material that is not covered at Exeter, or that is studied from a new perspective. In addition it allows you to experience how other cultures learn, perceive and use the mathematical sciences. Study at another agreed partner university where the language of instruction is not English may be approved subject to the requirement that you can prove fluency in that language to A level equivalence. This module is available to students on a four-year integrated masters programme in term one of stage three. To register on this module, you must achieve 55% at stage two and 60% average in term one of stage two.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to give you a unique opportunity to study mathematics abroad for a full semester. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of mathematical sciences material that is not covered at Exeter, or that is studied from a new perspective. Furthermore, you will get the chance to experience the exciting challenge of settling in a new environment both socially and academically. In addition, you will discover different teaching methods, strengthening your academic skills. On a personal level, it will teach you to independently overcome the difficulties of settling in a different country with different habits, rules and culture. This alone is a highly valuable aspect of the module.
 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1 demonstrate knowledge of mathematical sciences material that is not covered at Exeter, or that is studied from a new perspective;

2 understand more of how other cultures learn, perceive and use the mathematical sciences.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

3 appreciate different approaches to teaching and learning.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

4 work independently over an extended timescale;

5 reflect on your own personal and cultural background by comparison and contrast to living and working in a different country and culture.
 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

This is specific to the host university concerned. The programme of modules studied overseas will be chosen to be roughly equivalent to the workload of 45 Exeter credits.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities   Defined by the host university
Guided independent study   Defined by the host university
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

A transcript of marks will be provided by the host university (following the guidelines of the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) where appropriate). These marks will be translated into Exeter equivalents where necessary and will contribute 75% towards module assessment. The work submitted for the final 25% will compromise a scientific essay (2,000 words) on one of the themes covered in the module MTHM036 Research in Mathematical Sciences, together with a 10-minute oral presentation on the same theme.

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Negotiation of reassessment while abroad will be subject to negotiation with the host institution in question.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Not applicable

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 60 ECTS VALUE 30
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Monday 01 July 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Semester abroad