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Project (Semester One)

Unit code: MATH30011
Credit Rating: 10
Unit level: Level 3
Teaching period(s): Semester 1
Offered by School of Mathematics
Available as a free choice unit?: N




Project work allows students to conduct independent research on a chosen mathematical topic. Third-year students may take one double (two-semester) or up to two single (one-semester) projects.   Students will be individually supervised by a member of academic staff with expertise in the selected topic. The list of project topics varies from year to year and the current suggested topics are located here:

The course unit is an opportunity for students to develop their transferable research, communication and presentation skills by organising and producing a written report and giving a short verbal presentation.


Assessment Further Information

The final written report is assessed by two independent examiners, the project supervisor and a second member of academic staff. The student must also participate in an oral examination conducted by both examiners during the relevant examination period.

Recommended reading

[1] N.J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, 2nd ed. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, 1998. ISBN 0-89871-420-6.

Feedback methods

Students will meet regularly with their project supervisor and receive detailed feedback on a sample of their work. Feedback on the final project will be given during the oral examination. Students undertaking a double (two-semester) project must submit an interim report at the end of the first semester, which will be returned with detailed formative feedback at the start of the second semester.

Study hours

  • Independent study hours - 100 hours

Teaching staff


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