Module information and academic issues
To see which modules are available in the 2016-17 academic year just download the complete 2016-17 Business School Module List. It illustrates the Business School modules offered for undergraduate Levels 1-3 and postgraduate. It also identifies whether it runs in the first, second or both semesters (i.e. over the entire academic year). You can find more information about a particular module from the table at the bottom of this page.
Our teaching is a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, and attendance is mandatory. You will be taught in English and in class sizes from 20-350 depending on the module. Assessment methods depend on the module studied, but may include a combination of examinations with coursework and assignments conducted individually or in small groups. Modules are either taught over a full academic year or over one semester.
Level 1 modules focus on the introduction and development of basic skills and concepts relevant to each programme. Level 2 modules typically build on this foundation, introducing more advanced technical material. Level 3 modules generally offer students the opportunity to extend their studies in areas of particular interest at a more advanced level.
Normal study load
A full academic year of study at Exeter can be a combination of semester and academic year long modules, and will be eligible for 120 Exeter Credits, equivalent to 60 ECTS. If you’re a single semester student you’ll need to choose modules taught solely in one semester, and will be eligible for 60 Exeter Credits, equivalent to 30 ECTS.
If you’re an exchange student, and you have approval from your home institution as well as the University of Exeter, then you’ll be able to select modules from the Business School, subject to meeting the necessary pre-requisite academic requirements.
We won’t be able to guarantee module availability for the next academic year so remember that module choices agreed before arrival are provisional. Module registration and timetables will be finalised upon arrival at the Business School.
You should expect to be in Exeter during the assessment periods. Due to large student numbers we are normally unable to make alternative assessment arrangements.
In principle, exchange students can select modules from across the University of Exeter, subject to meeting the necessary pre-requisite academic requirements, and gaining approval from their home institution as well as the University of Exeter. Erasmus students may not take more than 25% of their modules from outside the Business School.
Undergraduate students are not permitted to select postgraduate modules, but postgraduate students may select undergraduate modules (subject to approval of the home University).