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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Mathematics : Mathematics

Postgraduate Course: MIGSAA Research Skills (MATH12001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Mathematics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryAvailable to all students of the Maxwell Institute.
An introduction to the generic and specialised skills required to:
- carry out research in the mathematical sciences, particularly in the topic of Analysis and its Applications
- move into a career in industry or academia.
- Lectures, workshops and computer classes given by subject specialists and central training programmes at both the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.
Course description An introduction to the generic and specialised skills required to:
- carry out research in the mathematical sciences, particularly in the topic of Analysis and its Applications
- move into a career in industry or academia.
- Lectures, workshops and computer classes given by subject specialists and central training programmes at both the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 127 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On a subject specialist level, students should be able to do most of the followng: manage and make effective use of their time with the supervisors of the taster, extended and full PhD projects get the most out of seminars and specialised talks use research publication bibliographic databases use appropriate mathematical software for both writing and computation understand the elements of report writing and use them to construct a report understand the elements of giving a research presentation and give such presentations understand the research publications process understand how to function as a teaching assistant and how to mark mathematical tests and homework understand the ethical issues involved in mathematical sciences research and teaching, including plagiarism plan and budget small events such as visiting speakers and small workshops/conferences appreciate their future career options
Reading List
Determined by individual elements of course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills More generally, students should be able to do most of the following:
work together in groups and collaborate effectively
understand the leadership role
understand the elements of public engagement, outreach and dealing with the media
understand the issues involved in working with industry
construct a web page
speak clearly in public
These lists are not comprehensive, and details may change as new courses become available.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf A Carbery
Tel: (0131 6)50 5993
Email: A.Carbery@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Isabelle Hanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 5955
Email: i.hanlon@ed.ac.uk
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