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Unit information: Project in 2020/21

Unit name Project
Unit code MATH32201
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Viveka Erlandsson
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Various, depending on the project selected

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description

Unit Aims

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.

Unit Description

There is a very wide range of topics available.

Intended learning outcomes

  • 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

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.

Assessment Details

Written report (contributing 90% of the final assessment mark) and short talk (contributing 10% of the final assessment mark).

Reading and References

There is no set reading for this unit.

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