Undergraduate Projects

The School of Mathematics offers projects to students in their third and fourth years.  The projects can be a two-semester double project, or single semester projects.  The MATH30000 double project for third year students is weighted 20 credits and MATH40000 double project for fourth year students is weighted 30 credits.  The single projects for third years are weighted 10 credits (MATH30011 and MATH30022), and the single projects for fourth years are weighted 15 credits (MATH40011 and MATH40022). 

Undergraduate project documentation for 2018/19 projects

Level 4: All MMath students in the final year must take 30-credits worth of projects, which can be a two semester 30-credit project (MATH40000) double project or a one semester project (15-credit) in each semester (MATH40011 and MATH40022). Students who wish to take the latter option are required to arrange supervisors for both projects at the start of the academic year.

MMath&PHys: Note that MMATH&Phys. students on a Mathematics and Physics joint degree are governed by regulations in the School of Physics. It is usual to do two projects, one in mathematics MATH40011 in the first semester or MATH40022 in the second semester (15 credits) and one in physics PHYS40181 in the first semester and PHYS40182 in the second semester (20 credits). There is a possibility of one combined project in an appropriate topic in mathematical physics with permission from both the Mathematics and Physics project coordinators. 

Level 3: Students may opt to do a project, which may be either a one semester (10-credit) or a two semester (20-credit) project. Normally, a student would  not undertake a one semester project in each semester, however permission to do so can be granted by the Year 3 Tutor, Dr Sean Holman. A first semester project may be converted to a two-semester project up to the ninth week of the first semester, and only with the agreement of the supervisor. On some joint programmes where the mathematics modules of the third year would amount to less than 40 credits, you may not be permitted to take a double mathematics project. 

Below is a list of supervisors and project titles by research areas available for 2018/19

Before registering for a project please read the School of Mathematics - Guide To Projects 18/19 

It is good practice to contact the supervisor of a chosen project to register your interest and discuss the topic in question. To register formally, students need to complete the online form in Blackboard.  Please note that the form asks that you state five project preferences, with a recommendation that you choose five potential projects with different supervisors in preference order.

  • Project Registration Form 

The form is available from Blackboard via 'My Manchester' student portal.  

For MMath (incl. MMath&Phys.) students entering their final year the form is available under MATHS4000 Year Module from Friday 13th July until Monday 6th August at 12noon  

For other students entering their final year the form will be available under MATHS3000 Year Module from 13th July during the course unit selection process and will close week 1 of semester 1 (for first semester projects) and week 12 of semester 1 for second semester projects. 

If you have any problems you should contact the Teaching and Learning Office via reception or email: mathematics@manchester.ac.uk. You can also contact Dr Ian Hall, the 4th year tutor, if you are having problems with your project or supervisor.

On completion of the project you will be asked to complete a submission form, which will be available from the Project Blackboard spaces in due course.

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