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MMath, BSc Mathematics(Single degree scheme)

Year 4

(Award available for year: Master of Maths & Bach of Sc)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a thorough understanding of the body of knowledge for the programme of study taking into account the logical progression of the subject and prerequisite knowledge;
- apply a range of concepts and principles in loosely-defined contexts, showing effective judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques;
- demonstrate skill in abstracting the essentials of problems, formulating them mathematically and obtaining solutions by appropriate methods;
- present arguments and conclusions effectively and accurately;
- demonstrate by the writing of a project appropriate transferable skills and the ability to work with relatively little guidance or support;
- be aware of current research activity.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- the ability to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature;
- the ability to carry out an extended piece of work or project.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability top apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline;
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative;
- in International programmes the year abroad mark contributes towards the degree class according to the University's standard algorithm.


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