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Unit information: Project in 2021/22

Unit name Project
Unit code MATHM2204
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Viveka Erlandsson
Open unit status Not open

Depends on the project selected



School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description including Unit Aims

Unit Aims

To give students an opportunity to study an advanced 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.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The projects are very variable, and no general statement of mathematical learning objectives is possible. See below under Transferable Skills.

Transferable Skills:

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

Teaching Information

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 the handbook webpage.

Assessment Information

The student produces a written report (contributing 90% of the final assessment mark) and gives a short talk (contributing 10% of the final assessment mark).


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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.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.