BSC PROJECT - 2017/8

Module code: MAT3019

Module provider


Module Leader

GRANT JD Dr (Maths)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 6

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 276

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module overview

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, the student will investigate a mathematical topic of interest to them in some depth. They will compose a written report on their studies, and give oral presentations on their work.

Module aims

This module allows the student to demonstrate that, under supervision of a member of staff, the student is able to undertake and complete a substantial piece of work that uses and builds on the material from the student's degree programme.    

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Be able to present a substantial body of mathematical thoughts and arguments in a coherent way, both by written and oral communication KCPT
Be able to write a substantial scientific report. This should accurately and appropriately cite relevant references and use diagrams, graphs and tables appropriately KCPT
It is not required nor expected that the student should obtain original publishable results, but the student should demonstrate originality in the compilation and presentation of the material.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

The content will vary according to chosen project and supervisor but should in all cases consist of a substantial piece of work that presents, uses and/or applies mathematics, statistics or a related discipline at the level of a third year course. It is not expected to be work of such originality that any section of it is publishable, but it should include evidence of originality and critical ability in its compilation.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide:

A supportive environment in which the student can develop their skills for independent mathematical work, their ability to research a topic independently, and their presentational skills (both written and oral).

The learning and teaching methods include:

Teaching is by discussion, directed reading and interaction between student and supervisor, and by the discussions with the examiners at the presentations. Learning takes place through discussion, practical work, background reading and private study.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

Their ability to independently research and report upon a mathematical topic relevant to their degree programme;
Their ability to prepare and present mathematical work in both a written and oral fashion.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A written report and an oral presentation, after the submission of the report.


Formative assessment and feedback

Students receive continuous feedback through weekly meetings with their supervisor during the period of their Literature Review. In addition, towards the end of the first Semester, the student will give an oral presentation on their work to examiners. At this point, the student will also receive formative feedback on their work.  

Reading list

Reading list for BSC PROJECT :

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.