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Programme structure: Mathematical Sciences (MSc) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Research Project MATHM6301 60 Mandatory
Students must choose a total of 120 credit points of units at levels 6(H) or 7(M) as specified below, including at least 90 credit points at level 7(M). Up to 40 credit points of level 6(H) or level 7(M) units may be chosen from other schools to support the training of the individual student and especially study related to the research project. These choices will be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director and the students mentor and will be subject to approval by the School of Mathematics and the other School involved.
Level 6 Optional units
Complex Function Theory MATH33000 20 Optional
Complex Networks MATH36201 20 Optional
Differentiable Manifolds MATH32900 20 Optional
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 3 MATH36206 20 Optional
Fluid Dynamics 3 MATH33200 20 Optional
Group Theory MATH33300 20 Optional
Introduction to Queueing Networks MATH35800 10 Optional
Linear Models MATH35110 10 Optional
Logic MATH30100 20 Optional
Martingale Theory with Applications 3 MATH36204 10 Optional
Set Theory MATH32000 20 Optional
Time Series Analysis MATH33800 20 Optional
Financial Mathematics MATH35400 20 Optional
Functional Analysis 3 MATH36202 20 Optional
Information Theory 3 MATH34600 10 Optional
Mathematical Methods MATH30800 20 Optional
Measure Theory and Integration MATH30007 20 Optional
Mechanics 23 MATH31910 20 Optional
Modern Mathematical Biology MATH30004 10 Optional
Multivariate Analysis MATH30510 10 Optional
Number Theory MATH30200 20 Optional
Quantum Mechanics MATH35500 20 Optional
Random Matrix Theory MATH30016 10 Optional
Statistical Mechanics MATH34300 20 Optional
Theory of Inference MATH35600 20 Optional
Topics in Modern Geometry 3 MATH30001 10 Optional
Topics in Discrete Mathematics 3 MATH30002 10 Optional
Calculus of Variations MATH30005 10 Optional
Level 7 Optional units
Asymptotics MATHM4700 20 Optional
Axiomatic Set Theory MATHM1300 20 Optional
Complex Function Theory (34) MATHM3000 20 Optional
Complex Networks 4 MATHM6201 20 Optional
Differentiable Manifolds 4 MATHM2900 20 Optional
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 4 MATHM6206 20 Optional
Advanced Fluid Dynamics MATHM0600 20 Optional
Galois Theory MATHM2700 20 Optional
Martingale Theory with Applications 4 MATHM6204 10 Optional
Monte Carlo Methods MATHM6001 10 Optional
Nonparametric Regression MATHM6004 10 Optional
Representation Theory MATHM4600 20 Optional
Algebraic Topology MATHM1200 20 Optional
Financial Mathematics 34 MATHM5400 20 Optional
Functional Analysis 34 MATHM6202 20 Optional
Generalised Linear Models 34 MATHM5200 10 Optional
Multivariate Analysis 34 MATHM0510 10 Optional
Quantum Chaos MATHM5700 10 Optional
Statistical Mechanics 34 MATHM4500 20 Optional
Stochastic Optimisation MATHM6005 10 Optional
Topics in Modern Geometry 34 MATHM0008 10 Optional
Topics in Discrete Mathematics 34 MATHM0009 10 Optional
Applied dynamical systems MATHM0010 10 Optional
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations MATHM0011 10 Optional
Modern Mathematical Biology MATHM0014 10 Optional
Quantum Information Theory MATHM5610 10 Optional
Advanced Topics in Analysis MATHM0020 20 Optional
Algebraic Number Theory 4 MATHM6205 20 Optional
Calculus of Variations MATHM0015 10 Optional
Lie groups, Lie algebras and their representations MATHM0012 10 Optional
Further Topics In Probability 4 MATHM0018 20 Optional
Theory of Inference 4 MATHM0019 20 Optional
Advanced Quantum Theory MATHM0013 10 Optional
Analytic Number Theory MATHM0007 20 Optional
Brownian Motion MATHM0026 20 Optional
Financial Time Series MATHM0025 10 Optional
MSc   180  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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