Mathematics

MTHM040 - MSci Project (2019)

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MODULE TITLEMSci Project CREDIT VALUE45
MODULE CODEMTHM040 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 3
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

In this module, you will write an independent project with a substantial research element that will give you the chance to apply the mathematical and computational skills you have developed throughout your degree. Using your independent learning skills, you will undertake the project individually, under the supervision of an expert from the discipline specific to your MSci programme. There will be a range of potential projects to choose from, spanning the spectrum from theoretical problems to others more focused on the development of specialist computer programmes and packages.

 


 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of the module is put into practice the knowledge you have acquired so far in your degree programme, and to engage you with modern scientific developments in a specialist field of study. You will gain experience of many aspects of research work. These will include: literature review; planning; experimentation and analysis; interpretation of results; technical report writing; and oral presentation. You will be able to exercise more autonomy on this research project than in more formal modules.
 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
 

1 demonstrate a critical appreciation of a research topic of relevance to your MSci programme, and a mastery of the requisite analytical and computational skills;
 

2 work independently and creatively on a substantial piece of work with application to modern, topical and high-impact science;

3 design and follow systematically the phases of research project development;


Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

4 show familiarity with the background and context of a new application area;

 

5 appreciate the inter-relationships between the chosen area of study and other fields of the mathematical sciences, and evaluate the project within that wider context;

6 engage in interdisciplinary work.

 
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:

7 conduct independent study, including library and web-based research;

 

8 plan an extended project, and use your time effectively;

 

9 show enhanced skills in problem formulation, data interpretation, technical report writing, and oral presentation;

 

10 communicate your work to a non-specialist audience.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

This is specific to the project topic concerned.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 25.00 Guided Independent Study 425.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 25 Individual supervision
Guided independent study 425 Guided independent study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – written project report 65 25-30 pages All Written
Practical presentation 10 20 minutes and questions 1,4,7,10 Written
Literature Review 25 12-16 pages 1,4,5,7,9,10 Written
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

All referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.
 

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

To be made available by project supervisors.

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 45 ECTS VALUE 22.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Project; research; mathematical biology; climate science; geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics.