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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MATH5000M Dissertation in Mathematics

60 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Professor Jonathan Partington
Email: J.R.Partington@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jun to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

a) demonstrate the ability to plan and execute a mathematics project
b) conduct a systematic literature review on some aspect of mathematics
c) critically appraise the literature in the chosen topic
d) communicate their project in a written dissertation and oral presentation.

Syllabus

Each student will discuss with one or more individual supervisors a suitable research project.

The title and objectives of the project will be approved by the Programme Manager. As far as possible, the projects will reflect the individual interests of individual students.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings61.006.00
Private study hours594.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

Reading books and journal articles, writing mathematics, guided by supervisor.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress monitored through supervision meetings

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral Presentation.15.00
ReportThe following categories will be taken into consideration: Clarity of exposition, Understanding, Examples and Data analysis (as applicable), Content, Initiative.85.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The assessment of MATH5000 is based on 85% from the written report, and 15% from an oral presentation. The following categories will be taken into consideration: Clarity of exposition, Understanding, Examples and Data analysis (as applicable), Content, Initiative.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 20/03/2018

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