This unit aims to give students an opportunity to study a topic of their choice, working more or less independently, and to develop experience of report-writing and oral presentation. In addition the unit will give students insight into group dynamics, develop interpersonal skills and allow them to tackle more comprehensive assignments.
The unit consist of small groups of students working independently on projects which are proposed and supervised by individual academic members of staff.
Self-directed study, report writing, oral presentation, working as part of a team, managing group dynamics, developing research plans. The mathematical content depends on the project, but a general “mathematical maturity”.
Reading and References
There is no set reading list for this unit.
Unit code: MATH30009
Level of study: H/6
Credit points: 20
Teaching block (weeks): 1 and 2
Unit director: Dr Roman Schubert
Completion of 120 credit points in Year 2
Methods of teaching
Guidance from supervisor, leading to independent study with further discussion with supervisor as necessary. Skills training is provided early in teaching block 1.
This unit is largely driven by the input from the students. The students work independently in a group at the project, this includes independent learning, planning, organisation of group work, and as well assessment of their peers. The supervisor has largely a guiding role with ½ contact hours per week.
Methods of Assessment
The pass mark for this unit is 40.
The final mark is calculated as follows:
- 90% project report
- 10% presentation*
Additional information on Projects can be found on the Project page of the Maths Intranet.
For information resit arrangements, please see the re-sit page on the intranet.
Further exam information can be found on the Maths Intranet.