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Unit information: Project in 2016/17

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Unit name Project
Unit code MATH32206
Credit points 40
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Welch
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science


Project unit

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


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.

Additional unit information can be found at

Intended learning outcomes

The projects are very variable, and no general statement of mathematical learning objectives is possible.

Transferable Skills:

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

Teaching details

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 Details

The student produces a written report (contributing 80% of the final assessment mark), produces a poster (contributing 10% of the final assessment mark) and gives a short talk (contributing 10% of the final assessment mark). The dates for submission of the written report and poster are in the project handbook, available on the handbook webpage ( The dates for the project talks will be published in the Blackboard course "MATHS_PROJECTS", and emailed to all enrolled students.

Reading and References

Reading and references are available at