Module code: MATM050

Module provider


Module Leader

GRANT JD Dr (Maths)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 7

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) FINAL REPORT AND ORAL PRESENTATION 100

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 depth. They will compose a written report on their studies, and give oral presentations on their work.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

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 advanced mathematics. 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 presentation. 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 (submitted at the end of Semester 2) and an oral presentation (after the submission of the report).


Formative assessment and feedback


Students receive continuous feedback through regular meetings with their supervisor during the period of their project. In addition, the students submit a preliminary report at the end of Semester 1 and give an oral presentation to examiners. At this point, the student will also receive formative feedback on their work. 


Reading list

Reading list for MMATH PROJECT :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Mathematics MMath(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mathematics and Physics MMath/MPhys(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

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.