2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MSc Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics
|Programme code:||MSC-AODYN||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Stephen Griffiths||Contact address:||email@example.com|
Total credits: 180
Upper-second class degree or equivalent in mathematics, or in a physical science degree with a substantial mathematics component.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Mathematics
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Mathematics
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research.
The proposed programme is unusual in that it provides training in both modern applied mathematics and atmosphere-ocean science. This is achieved by offering modules and project supervision from both the School of Mathematics and the School of Earth and Environment, the latter being undertaken by members of the School's Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. Only a handful of UK universities are positioned to offer similar interdisciplinary training.
The proposed programme is also highly flexible. Beyond a compulsory core of applied maths and fluid dynamics, students are free to choose options from applied maths, atmosphere-ocean science, numerical methods and scientific computation.
The dissertation may also be supervised by staff in the School of Mathematics or the School of Earth and Environment.
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Candidates must enrol on 180 or 185 credits overall with at least 135 credits at Level 5M.
Candidates will be required to complete the following compulsory module, worth 60 credits:
|MATH5000M||Dissertation in Mathematics||60 credits||1 Jun to 30 Sep|
The dissertation for MATH5000M should be on some aspect of atmosphere-ocean dynamics, and the title will need to be approved by the Programme Manager.
Candidates will be required to take 120 or 125 further credits, from the list below. At least three modules chosen must be from Mathematics (MATH), and at least two must be from Earth and Environment (SOEE).
|COMP5711M||Practical Programming||15 credits||Semester 1|
|COMP5930M||Scientific Computation||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH3365||Mathematical Methods||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH3374||Linear and Non-Linear Waves||15 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH3375||Hydrodynamic Stability||15 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH3396||Dynamical Systems||15 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH3397||Nonlinear Dynamics||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH3414||Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH3424||Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World||15 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH3459||Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics||15 credits||Semester 2|
|MATH3474||Numerical Methods||10 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH3475||Modern Numerical Methods||15 credits||Semester 2|
|MATH3620||Fluid Dynamics 2||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH5366M||Advanced Mathematical Methods||20 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH5373M||Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Waves||20 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH5376M||Advanced Hydrodynamic Stability||20 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH5395M||Advanced Dynamical Systems||20 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH5398M||Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics||20 credits||Semester 1|
|MATH5424M||Advanced Entropy in the Physical World||20 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MATH5458M||Advanced Geophysical Fluid Dynamics||20 credits||Semester 2|
|MATH5459M||Advanced Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics||20 credits||Semester 2|
|MATH5476M||Advanced Modern Numerical Methods||20 credits||Semester 2|
|MATH5825M||Independent Learning and Skills Project||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE3410||Atmosphere and Ocean Climate Change Processes||10 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE3700||Practical Weather Forecasting||10 credits||Semester 1|
|SOEE5680M||Dynamics of Weather Systems||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5685M||Weather, Climate and Air Quality||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|SOEE5821M||Environmental Modelling||15 credits||Semester 2|
|SOEE5835M||Advanced Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics||15 credits||Semester 1|
All module choices are subject to approval by the Programme Manager. Students who have not previously taken MATH3458 or MATH5458M will be required to take MATH5458M. Students may also be required to substitute some of their modules with MATH5001M (Reading Project in Mathematics, 10 credits) or MATH5002M (Reading Project in Mathematics, 20 credits), if instructed to do so by the Programme Manager.
Last updated: 26/04/2017
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