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MATH6144 MMath Project

Module Overview

This module provides a compulsory two semester project in the fourth year of the MMath programme. The project entails a weekly meeting with a supervisor during term-time who advises and assists the student in the study of a particular topic. The dissertation is written by the student incorporating the results of studying the topic and using the experience and feedback gained from writing and orally presenting an interim report

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module provides a compulsory two semester project in the fourth year of the MMath programme. The project entails a weekly meeting with a supervisor during term-time who advises and assists the student in the study of a particular topic. The dissertation is written by the student incorporating the results of studying the topic and using the experience and feedback gained from writing and orally presenting an interim report.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The work may involve directed reading of books or original papers in journals and the provision of examples to illustrate particular aspects of a topic. Some topics may also present the opportunity for students to pursue their own investigations, or to undertake practical work using the computer. Students are advised to begin choosing their projects well before the end of their third year by consulting the appropriate supervisor. A student undertaking a project should inform the module co-ordinator of the supervisor's name by the end of the third year. Each student is required to submit an interim report and give an oral presentation on his/her project work towards the end of semester
  • Breadth and depth of comprehension
  • Development and progress through the topic
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Innovation and originality of approach
  • Use of resources
  • Independently study an of area of advanced mathematics, informed by the research interests of the Mathematical Sciences Academic Unit, which is not available in lectures
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Develop the ability to bring an extended piece of work to a successful conclusion.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse and appreciate an area of advanced mathematics
  • Synthesise and draw conclusions clearly and unambiguously from a range of information drawn from a diverse range of sources
  • Write an extensive technical report on advanced mathematics
  • Manage their time and work autonomously, take initiative and develop personal responsibility for a major piece of written work

Syllabus

Not applicable

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Individual supervision and private study.

TypeHours
Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

J. P. Klein and M. L. Moeschberger (2003). Survival analysis: techniques for censored and truncated data. 

Other. Further details of projects is a partial list of topics, together with further guidelines. However, these topics are to be regarded mainly as signposts to possible subject areas, and students are strongly encouraged to seek their own project topic and supervisor through discussions with academic staff

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Final report and oral presentation 75%
Interim report and oral presentation 25%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Course texts are provided by the library and there are no additional compulsory costs associated with the module

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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