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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MATH5825M Independent Learning and Skills Project

15 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Dr Matthew Aldridge

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is mutually exclusive with

MATH5747MLearning Skills through Case Studies

This module is not approved as an Elective


On 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.

Skills outcomes
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.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Studying and revising of course material.
Completing of assignments and assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Examples sheets.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentTypesetting exercise10.00
ReportIncluding oral presentation25.00
ReportIncluding oral presentation65.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:34


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