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Unit information: BootCamp in 2021/22

Unit name BootCamp
Unit code MATHM0043
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Andrieu
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

To ensure that by the end of the first Teaching Block, all COMPASS CDT students have adequate grounding in four areas of core mathematics: theorems and proofs, linear algebra, analysis, and probability theory.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Unit, students should be familiar with the mathematical framework of theorems and proofs, and be able to state, prove, and use the core results in linear algebra, analysis, and probability theory.

Teaching Information

Teaching will comprise of a series of supervised study groups assembled according to the needs of the cohort.

Assessment Information

Formative assessment will be through group feedback to the Unit Director and individual Personal Advisers.

Summative assessment by viva and written assessment/report; bespoke designed by the Unit Director and the Personal Adviser.


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.