Postgraduate Course: MIGS: Project 1 (MATH12024)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||You will work together with a small number of other students under the direction of one or more members of staff on a short research investigation over the first semester. The end result will be a joint report submitted by the end of the semester, together with a brief presentation and production of a poster. The topic of the taster project should be from a different aspect of analysis and its applications from your initial ideas about PhD research topic, and is intended to broaden your outlook into less familiar areas. For example, if you've got your heart set on a main project within pure mathematics then you could do a taster project on applied probability or numerical methods, or a mixture of the two.
Mainly in the first two semesters, opportunities to attend generic skills training will be made available to you and you are encouraged to make the most of this. It may also be possible to arrange specific training to meet a demand if several students are interested in a specific area.
The SMSTC Symposium in Perth includes workshops on tutoring, marking and how to get a PhD.
Computer Tools & Skills I & II micro project report, and write summary of talk in MAC-MIGS Colloquium.
Maths Modelling Camp.
Short presentation at MAC-MIGS Residential Symposium.
Gain experience of writing LaTeX in SMSTC assignments. Store in Training Log.
We expect students to attend general mathematical activities such as seminars, discussions, colloquia and EMS meetings where possible, provided they do not clash with taught courses and other 1st Year MAC-MIGS programme activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Work effectively in a small group of peers.
- Search independently for information in appropriate sources, understand what plagiarism is and how to reference material properly.
- Give oral reports (progress and final).
- Write a properly structured report, including references.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Benedict Leimkuhler
|Course secretary||Mrs Katy Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 5085