Module Identifier MA39910  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr T McDonough  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Pre-Requisite MA20110  
Course delivery Tutorial   10 tutorials  
Assessment Report   Friday 18th January, 2002: deadline for semester 1 reports. Friday 17th May, 2002: deadline for semester 2 reports.   100%  
  Resit assessment   Written report   100%  

General description

This module is intended to help a student pursue mathematical or statistical investigations working as independently as possible of direct instruction, and to report coherently on his/her investigations. The area of mathematics investigated will beof the student's own choice. The particular topic will be chosen in consultation with a supervisor whom the student will see for at most one hour per week. The main purpose of these 'tutorials' is to ensure that progress on the project has not been impeded by difficulties or misunderstandings and to make such suggestions as seem appropriate.

This module is not available for M Math students, in view of the substantial amount of project work required of them in their fourth year.

Students intending to take this module in 2001/2002 must consult Dr McDonough before 12/05/2001 to determine whether a suitable scheme of study and superviser can be arranged.


To provide an opportunity for independent study of a topic in Mathematics or Statistics not covered at all, or in sufficient depth, by other modules.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should have developed:


The topic and detailed resource material will be arranged in consultation with the supervisor.