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MATH3092 Mathematics Project

Module Overview

For all mathematics students, this project is compulsory. The module will consist of some discussion elements in semester 1 that will aid the development of The project typically entails a weekly visit to a supervisor who advises and assists the student in the study of a particular topic. A dissertation is then written by the student incorporating the results of studying the topic. 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, undertake practical work using the computer or working on a project brief from an industry partner. Each student is required to give an oral presentation on his/her project work. Assigning of projects will occur during the first half of the first semester. The following members of staff may be consulted about projects in specific areas of mathematics: The key areas considered in marking a project include: • breadth and depth of comprehension • development and progress through the topic • clarity of presentation • innovation • use of resources

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Study independently an area which is of particular interest to them
  • Study a topic not available in lectures
  • Study a topic in depth
  • Develop communication skills especially in project writing and oral presentation
  • Bring an extended piece of work to a successful conclusion
  • Develop some time management skills
  • Offer technical material for discussion in job interviews


Not Applicable

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Individual supervision, private study

Independent Study300
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Other. Further details on projects can be found on the Undergraduate Projects page, where there 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.

Other relevant websites and literature references will be included in the UAS handbook given to students and/or placed on Blackboard. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Written assessment 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Written assessment 100%


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

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase reading texts as appropriate.

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

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