Progression rules

The School of Mathematics follows the University's progression rules with compensation, with the following exceptions:

  • the 1st year course units supported by supervisions, ie., MATH10101, MATH10111, MATH10121, MATH10131, MATH10202, MATH10212, MATH10222 and MATH10232 are not compenstable and cannot be carried,
  • the minimum mark for progression from the 2nd to the 3rd year and from the 3rd year to the 4th year of the MMath programmes is normally 55%.

You will normally take course units worth 120 credits in each year of your degree programme.

To progress to the second or third year of the programme you must satisfy all the following rules:

• pass a minimum of 40 credits at the first attempt
• achieve a mark of at least 40 in at least 80 credits of course units, including any non-compensatable course units
• achieve a mark of at least 30 in all remaining course units.

To progress to the third year of the Mathematics with Modern Language degree programme students must achieve a mark of at least 40 in the compulsory level 2 language course units.

Referral

First and second year students who pass a minimum of 40 credits at the first attempt but fail to progress to the following year in June will be given an opportunity for reassessment in August. This is known as referral.

The Board of Examiners decides which course units should be referred. Successful referrals are capped at 30% or the original mark if that lies in the range 30—39.

Referrals normally take the form of an unseen examination or resubmission of work. These must be sat at the University of Manchester at the time specified in the examination timetable.

The referral mark is based on the examination mark only and does not include any coursework marks.

The School of Mathematics Examinations Document V22 gives full details of progression rules and our assessment procedures.

School Awards and Prizes

For Final Year Students

Allman (AH) Prize in Statistics

The Allman (AH) Prize in Statistics is funded through the Statistical Society (jointly with School of Economics) and is awarded to final year students who have achieved a high standard of attainment having included Statistics in their study. [Peter Foster usually has correspondence for this]

Bartlett Prize

The Bartlett Prize is funded by the Applied Probability Trust in recognition of M.S. Bartlett and is awarded to final year students in the School of Mathematics who have achieved a high standard of attainment having included Statistics in their study. [Award £60]

Walshaw Prize

The Walshaw Prize is awarded to final year students in the School of Mathematics who have achieved a high standard of attainment in mathematics and mechanical engineering during their study. [Award £200 each, top BSc and MMath Mathematics student]

School of Mathematics Special Achievement Award

The School of Mathematics Special Achievement Awarded is funded through the Makin (Ednie Robinson Lamb) Fund for special outstanding achievement, benefitting a student studying Mathematics whose academic accomplishments are particularly deserving of recognition. [Award £100]

School of Mathematics Prize

The School of Mathematics Prize is funded through the Makin (Ednie Robinson Lamb) Find and is awarded to final year students in the School of Mathematics who have achieved a high standard of attainment. [Award £100]

External Body - Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Prizes: awarded by the IMA for final year outstanding project related to its applications. [Normally asked to send names of students with outstanding projects]

Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Award

A prize, sponsored by the Numerical Algorithms Group (www.nag.co.uk) for UG students in the School of Mathematics and is based on performance in semester 2 of year 2 and semester 1 of year 3 on specific modules.

 

For Continuing Students

Barker (Professor Thomas) Maths Student Aid

The Barker (Professor Thomas) Maths Student Aid is awarded to students in the School of Mathematics who may be in need of assistance during their studies.

Dalton Mathematical Scholarship

The Dalton Mathematical Scholarship was founded in 1853 by the subscribers to the Memorial of John Dalton and is awarded to first and second year students in the School of Mathematics on the results of Examinations. [Award £150 each, one from each year]

External Body - Michael Polanyi Logic Prize: formally Hilbert Scholarship is awarded to second year students having included Philosophy and Maths in their study. [Philosophy usually appoint at the exam board meeting]

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