Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn Spring Summer 6 120 (60) Stephen Lowry checkmark-circle


PH790 needs to cover a majority of learning outcomes in Stage 3 of the parent MPhys programme. The modules in the university abroad should normally cover similar topics at a similar level. Note that a one-to-one correspondence is not feasible and would negate the purpose of the Year Abroad, which is to provide the student with the experience of the educational system abroad. In addition, the student has the opportunity to study some modules which are not available at University of Kent.
With regards to topics, the academic liaison (typically DoUGS Physics) will check and approve the students choice of modules at the time they are at the university abroad.


Contact hours

Provided by department at the university abroad. Includes typical methods of lectures, homework, and laboratory work. Should be equivalent to 1200 total study hours at University of Kent.


This is not available as a wild module.

Method of assessment


Indicative reading

Provided by department at the university abroad.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Have a:

Knowledge and understanding of:
Physical laws and principles, and their application to diverse areas of physics.
Aspects of theory and practice of physics, physics with astrophysics, or astronomy, astrophysics and space science.

Intellectual skills:
An ability to identify relevant principles and laws, and to make approximations to obtain solutions.
An ability to solve problems in physics using appropriate mathematical tools.
An ability to execute and analyse critically the results of an experiment or investigation and draw valid conclusions.
An ability to use mathematical techniques and analysis to model physical behaviour.
An ability to plan an experiment or investigation under supervision.

Subject-specific skills:
Competent use of appropriate C&IT packages/systems for the analysis and the retrieval of appropriate information.
An ability to present and interpret information graphically.
An ability to communicate scientific information.
A familiarity with laboratory apparatus and techniques.
The systematic and reliable recording of experimental data.
An ability to make use of appropriate texts, research-based materials or other learning resources.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Have a knowledge and understanding of: Transferable skills:

Problem-solving skills
Investigative skills
Communication skills
Analytical skills
Personal skills


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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