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Module details

MA831-6-FY: PROJECT: MATHEMATICS

Year: 2014/15
Department: Mathematical Sciences
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No

Staff
Supervisor: Dr Gerald Williams, email: gwill@essex.ac.uk, Dr Haslifah Hashim, email: hhashim@essex.ac.uk  
Teaching Staff:  
Contact details: Miss Claire Watts, Departmental Administrator, Tel. 01206 873040, email cmwatts (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address) 

Module is taught during the following terms
AutumnyesSpringyesSummeryes

Module Description

This is a two-term project for which a student should undertake about 150 hours work.

The principal aim of the project is to enable a student to gain experience of some branch of mathematics, statistics, operational research or the interface of these disciplines with other fields, that the student would not meet in any lecture course. Subsidiary aims are that the student should gain experience of solo work involving research concerning some previously unknown topic, the production of a project report and an oral examination.

Upon completing a project a student should

1. have a good idea of the basic methods for obtaining information on a topic, including the efficient use of the library or a corresponding information source.

2. understand how to set about the preparation of a project report, including the correct methods for referencing source material

3. have experienced the difficulties of explaining the contents of a project report in an oral interview.

Assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Other details:
Information about coursework deadlines can be found in the "Coursework Information" section of the Current Students, Useful Information Maths web pages: Coursework and Test Information

Exam Duration and Period

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Victoria Gould
  • Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF YORK
  • Academic Role: Professor

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