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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Mathematics and Music

Programme code:BS-MATH&MUSCUCAS code:GW13
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr R. Sturman Contact address:R.Sturman@maths.leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB from three A-levels including Music and grade A in Mathematics, or equivalent alternative qualifications.

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:

Programme specification:

The programme will aim to:
_ introduce students to the major branches of mathematics and music;
- meet the needs of students with varied mathematical, scientific and musical backgrounds and with different aspirations;
- enable students to appreciate the coherence and logical structure of mathematics, and its applicability to music;
- impart an awareness of the values of research and scholarshipin mathematics and music;
- prepare students to work in fields where specific and broadly based advanced mathematical knowledge is required;
- enable students to embark on research in some area of mathematics or music.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MUSS1125Music Research Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students must study at least 10 credits from the following modules:

MATH1225Introduction to Geometry10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1710Probability and Statistics I10 creditsSemester 1

Students must choose 40 credits from the following modules:

MUSS1020Understanding Music20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS1120Music in History and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS1220Composition20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1320Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS1620Sound, Technology, and Music20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1920Introduction to the Psychology of Music20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students cannot choose both MUSS1320 and MUSS1324.

Students may choose up to 15 credits from the following optional modules:

MATH1515Interest Rates and Cashflow Modelling15 creditsSemester 2
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II10 creditsSemester 2


Discovery modules:

Alternatively, up to 10 credits of discovery modules may be chosen.
In all cases the choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Programme Manager.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following modules:

MATH2340The Mathematics of Music10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students need to choose at least one of the following modules.
List A

MATH2022Groups and Vector Spaces15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2

Student must choose exactly one module from the following list:
List B

MUSS2123Music in the Judeo-Christian Tradition20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2124British Music and National Identity20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2125Music, Culture, Politics: the Long Sixties20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2126The Tools of Music Making20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2127Music and Culture in Late Seventeenth-Century London20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2721Music in Context A20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2722Music in Context B20 creditsNot running in 202021

Students are required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules. If you are thinking about taking more than one module coded MUSS282x please contact the Programme Leader.
List C

MUSS2020Interpreting Music20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2220Composition20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2320Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2420Notation and Editing20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2520Aesthetics and Criticism20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2620Music Technology Skills and Techniques20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2820Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2822Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2823Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2824Film-Score Creation and Production20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2825Opera North: Opera in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2828Synthesizer Ensemble20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2920The Psychology of Listening and Performance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2925Music Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202021

Depending on the choices made in list A, students must choose between 10 and 25 credits from the following list:
List D

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2027Rings and Polynomials10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2535Financial Mathematics: Risk10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2545Financial Mathematics: Markets10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2620Fluid Dynamics 110 creditsSemester 2
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2900Maths at Work10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1

Students are only allowed to take at most one of EDUC2071, MATH2800, MATH2900, MUSS2925.

!! IMPORTANT !! When choosing options, students must take into account which modules they intend to take in Year 3 to make sure that they have the necessary prerequisites. Please refer to the information from the Programme Meetings.

In order to progress to Year 3, students must pass at least 40 credits of level 2 MATH modules and 40 credits of level 2 MUSS modules.

Discovery modules:

Students who would like to choose Discovery modules (including Maths or Musics modules) should consult with the Programme Manager.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Students will be awarded the degree of BSc(Ord) Mathematics and Music if they do not pass a project mdoule.

Optional modules:

Students must choose 120 or 125 credits from lists A, B and C with:
- 60 credits of Music and 60 or 65 credits of Mathematics modules (EDUC3060, COMP3910 and COMP3940 count as Mathematics modules for this purpose);
- at least 100 credits at level 3;
- one or two modules from List A;
- at least 40 credits of MATH modules from List A and B.

Students who wish to enrol on a different split of credits between Music and Mathematics, must get permission frm the Programme Manager.

List A

MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3140Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3325Applied Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

List B

COMP3910Combinatorial Optimisation10 creditsSemester 2
COMP3940Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3017Calculus in the Complex Plane15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3044Number Theory15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3071Groups and Symmetry15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3104Proof and Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3113Differential Geometry15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3120Models and Sets15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3153Coding Theory15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3195Commutative Rings and Algebraic Geometry15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3211Metric and Function Spaces15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3216Hilbert Spaces and Fourier Analysis15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3225Topology15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3232Transformation Geometry15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3375Hydrodynamic Stability15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3385Quantum Mechanics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3396Dynamical Systems15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3458Geophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3459Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3476Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3491Discrete Systems and Integrability15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3510Actuarial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1
MATH3520Actuarial Mathematics 215 creditsSemester 2
MATH3532Relativity and Cosmology15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3620Fluid Dynamics 215 creditsSemester 1
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3734Stochastic Calculus for Finance15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
MATH3802Time Series10 credits1 Sep to 31 Dec (adv yr), 1 Jan to 31 May
MATH3820Bayesian Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 credits1 Jan to 31 May
MUSS3020Analysing Music20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3040Analysing Music40 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3120The Supernatural in Opera20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3121Special Study in Musicology A20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3122Special Study in Musicology B20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3128Music and Postcolonial Politics20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3129Music as Performance: People, Bodies and Instruments20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3240Composition40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3321Performance Platform20 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
MUSS3324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3340Performance40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3420Editing and Source Studies20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3440Editing and Source Studies40 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3520Contemporary Aesthetics20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3540Contemporary Aesthetics40 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3640Music Technology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3820Music in the Real World20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3940Music Psychology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3511Advanced Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1

List C

EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2022Groups and Vector Spaces15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2027Rings and Polynomials10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2535Financial Mathematics: Risk10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2545Financial Mathematics: Markets10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2620Fluid Dynamics 110 creditsSemester 2
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3015History of Mathematics15 creditsNot running in 202021
MATH3021Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsNot running in 202021
PHYS3190Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3151Dynamics of Weather Systems10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3250Inverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3410Atmosphere and Ocean Climate Change Processes10 creditsSemester 1

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