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Unit information: Project 1 in 2019/20

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Unit name Project 1
Unit code MATH32200
Credit points 20
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 project selected



School/department School of Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Science


Unit Aims

To give students an opportunity to study an advanced topic of their choice over an extended period of time, 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
  • How to synthesize more than one primary source, and/or construct examples beyond a principal source

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

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

Reading and References

There is no set reading for this unit.