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Unit information: Project in 2020/21

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

Various, depending on the project selected



School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science


Unit Aims

To give students an opportunity to study a topic of their choice in significant 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.

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

There is no set reading for this unit.