Project (40cp)

Unit aims

To give students an opportunity to study a topic of their choice in signifcant breadth and depth over an extended period of time, working more or less independently, and to develop experience of report-writing, oral presentation and poster presentation.

Unit description

There is a very wide range of topics available. Full details are given in the project handbook, available on Blackboard.

Learning objectives

How to independently research a mathematical topic:

  • How to use the mathematical literature
  • How to manage time over the length of the project
  • How to write a report on the work that has been carried out
  • How to give a technical presentation
  • How to synthesize multiple primary sources into a cohesive thesis
  • How to construct new mathematical arguments, or elucidate gaps in the standard presentations of arguments
  • How to present the results of such work in a poster format

Transferable skills

Self-directed study; library research and use of the mathematical literature; time management; report writing; oral presentation.

Unit code: MATH32206
Level of study: H/6
Credit points: 40
Teaching block (weeks): 1 and 2
Unit director: Professor Philip Welch  

Pre-requisites

Various, depending on the project selected

Co-requisites

None

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; details are in the project handbook, available on Blackboard.

Methods of Assessment

The pass mark for this unit is 40.

The final mark is calculated as follows:

  • 80% project report
  • 10% from a presentation
  • 10% from a poster

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.

Please use these links for further information on relative weighting and marking criteria.

Further exam information can be found on the Maths Intranet.

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