The third year of this degree programme consists of 120 credits of optional course units. At least 80 credits must be level 3 MATH course unit options in Mathematics, which you must choose from the list below. (This allows you to do some non-MATH course units if you want – see below.) You can access all course descriptions via your 'My Manchester' student portal, and you are advised to check the timetables for all course units before selection.
It is also necessary that overall at least 100 credits must be level 3 (or level 4). There are level 4 MATH course units available which are 15-credit options so (for instance) you could choose to replace three level 3 course units (30 credits) by two at level 4 (30 credits); however, students are advised to think carefully before taking on material that may be more intellectually demanding and may require more pre-requisites, therefore required only for students with a previous year overall average of a 2(i) and above. For this reason it is often advisable to discuss taking a higher level course with the lecturer, and School approval will be required - please complete the online form here.
Students in year 3 can also take 10 or 20 credits at level 2 (for which approval is required – please complete the online form here) which offers you the opportunity to take a course unit you were not able to do in the second year (or to take a level 2 non-MATH course). You therefore have the flexibility to take some non-MATH course units (‘outside’ course units), in place of Mathematics course units, with permission. A list of recommended outside course units is available here, but students can choose courses which are not on this list. (Usually students in year 3 will take level 2 outside courses which follow on from level 1 outside courses taken in year 2 and University College Course units – 2018/19 list available here.) The only constraints are that the course or courses must fit into your timetable without clashing with other courses you have chosen, and you must have the necessary pre-requisites, which are usually equivalent to A-level.) Students will need the permission of the Year Tutor and the appropriate 'Outside Course Unit Form' must be completed.
If two courses you have chosen clash (such as between a lecture of one course and an example class of another) it may still be possible to take both courses with permission; you will need to complete the Course unit permission form. It is not recommended to take two courses which clash for more than a 1 hour clash in each semester.
For all issues to do with course selection you are strongly advised to consult with your Academic Advisor.
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