2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
MATH5825M Independent Learning and Skills Project
15 creditsClass Size: 65
Module manager: Dr Matthew Aldridge; Professor Timothy J Heaton
Email: M.Aldridge@leeds.ac.uk; T.Heaton@leeds.ac.uk
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2023/24
This module is mutually exclusive with
|MATH5747M||Learning Skills through Case Studies|
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) develop a systematic search strategy to find material on a given topic,
b) use the library to find journal articles,
c) use Web of Science and other electronic bibliographical resources to find journal articles,
d) use the web to search for information,
e) use a systematic referencing convention,
f) word process mathematical text,
g) develop written and oral communication skills,
h) present a substantial mini-project.
Literature search, mathematical type-setting, writing skills, presentation skills.
a) Using the Library catalogue, journals, Web of Science, use of the Web, evaluation of material, referencing conventions.
b) Mathematical word processing (using LaTeX).
c) Reading and understanding journal articles.
d) Writing mathematical reports.
e) Giving presentations.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||140.00|
|Total Contact hours||10.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyStudying and revising of course material.
Completing of assignments and assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackExamples sheets.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Including oral presentation||25.00|
|Report||Including oral presentation||65.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 18/08/2023
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