Module Identifier MA39910  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr T McDonough  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Other staff Dr T McDonough  
Pre-Requisite MA20110  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   Tutorial. 10 tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report. Deadline for semester 1 reports: Friday 13th January, 2006. Deadline for semester 2 reports: Friday 12th May, 2006.  100%
Supplementary Assessment Written report  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should have developed:
1. the ability to obtain knowledge independently, using library, computing network and internet resources;
2. the ability to initiate short investigations, formulate appropriate problems and solve them;
3. the ability to present a detailed word-processed report on the work carried out.

Brief 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 2005/2006 must consult Dr McDonough before 19/04/2005 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.


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


This module is at CQFW Level 6