Undergraduate Course: Mathematics Dissertation (MATH11127)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is compulsory for MMath students in Year 5. It may also be taken in Year 4 by BSc/MA students who wish to undertake a challenging dissertation at masters level.
It may only be taken once and so should NOT be taken in Y4 by MMath students.
The Mathematics dissertation is an opportunity to research a subject in depth under the guidance of an experienced mathematician.
Work at Masters level is expected, and a good dissertation is expected to contain material that might be part of a monograph or a published paper in a refereed journal.
The normal assessment of the project is via a written report produced with LaTeX combined with a presentation delivered to an audience of advanced undergraduates.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This coursework assessment will be based 20% on oral presentation and 80% on written report.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a particular area of Mathematics at or approaching the level of current or recent research.
- Demonstrate enhanced professional mathematics skills such as the ability to carry out basic research.
- Write a substantial mathematical work in an appropriate style for publication in a journal or monograph.
- Communicate mathematics orally to a professional audience.
|Dependent on topic.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Susan Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 5070
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Fairgrieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 5045