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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Programme Catalogue 2020/21


TSMA-AFM08: MSc Modern Applications of Mathematics

Leading to the award of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MODERN APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

Mode of attendance: Full-time

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs):
    • TSMA-AFL02: PG Dip Modern Applications of Mathematics
    • TSMA-AFC08: PG Cert Modern Applications of Mathematics
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Programme progression requirement: 50%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Students must take at least 45 credits at Masters level (e.g. coded MA4* or MA5*) during Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme (in addition to the Dissertation unit).

Semester 1: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
  • MA40198 and MA50181 are compulsory only for students who have not previously studied these units (or an equivalent). Students who have previously MA40198 and/or MA50181 (or its equivalent MA30044) should take additional optional unit(s). Please contact your Director of Studies for advice.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA40198 Applied statistical inference 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50174 Applied numerical computation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50181 Mathematical methods 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list: LIST A1
List A1
  • Students must select a total of 24 credits of optional units from those available in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA40042 Measure theory & integration 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40045 Dynamical systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40092 Classical statistical inference 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40171 Numerical solution of evolutionary equations 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50125 Markov processes & applications 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50183 Specialist reading course 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50263 Mathematics of machine learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list: LIST B1
List B1
  • You must select a total of 24 credits of optional units from those available in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme.
  • All units (except Medical Statistics) are available at both honours and masters level. You must ensure that you do not choose the same unit at both levels.
  • You may take no more than 15 credits of honours level units (e.g. units coded MA3*) during this programme.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA30046 Linear control theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30047 Mathematical biology 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30051 Numerical linear algebra 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30084 Generalised linear models 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30086 Medical statistics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30087 Optimisation methods of operational research 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30257 Methods for stochastic systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50046 Linear control theory 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50084 Generalised linear models 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50087 Optimisation methods of operational research 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50178 Numerical linear algebra 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50179 Mathematical biology 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50257 Methods for stochastic systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list: LIST C1
List C1
  • You must select a total of 24 credits of optional units from those available in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme.
  • You may take no more than 15 credits of honours level units (e.g. units coded MA3*) during this programme.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB40128 The evolution of genetic systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30072 Safety-critical computer systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE30031 Digital communications 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE30123 Power electronics & drives 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE40054 Digital image processing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE40098 Computational intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME30032 Aerodynamics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME40061 Biomechanics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME40064 System modelling & simulation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME50029 Control systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30028 Condensed matter physics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30031 Simulation techniques 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
  • MA40177 is compulsory only for students who have not previously studied this unit (or an equivalent). Students who have previously studied MA40177 should take an additional optional unit. Please contact your Director of Studies for advice.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA40177 Scientific computing 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50176 Case studies in mathematical modelling and industrial mathematics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50200 Project scoping 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list: LIST A2
List A2
  • You must select a total of 24 credits of optional units from those available in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme.
Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved option as an alternative to one of the units from this list
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA40049 Elasticity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40050 Numerical optimisation and large-scale systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40058 Probability with martingales 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40189 Topics in Bayesian statistics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40239 Discrete probability 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA40255 Viscous fluid dynamics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50061 Optimal control 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50215 Specialist reading course 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50251 Applied stochastic differential equations 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list: LIST B2
List B2
  • You must select a total of 24 credits of optional units from those available in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme.
  • All units (except Applied Statistics) are available at both honours and masters level. You must ensure that you do not choose the same unit at both levels.
  • You may take no more than 15 credits of honours level units (e.g. units coded MA3*) during this programme.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA30059 Mathematical methods 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30063 Mathematical biology 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30085 Time series 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30089 Stochastic processes & finance 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30091 Applied statistics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30170 Numerical solution of elliptic PDEs 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA30245 Graphs and networks: theory and applications 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50059 Mathematical methods 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50063 Mathematical biology 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50085 Time series 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50089 Stochastic processes & finance 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MA50170 Numerical solution of elliptic PDEs 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 12 credits from the following list: LIST C2
List C2
  • You must select a total of 24 credits of optional units from those available in Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this programme.
  • You may take no more than 15 credits of honours level units (e.g. units coded MA3*) during this programme.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30169 Concepts in systems biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40117 Microbial evolution - from the laboratory to nature 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH40039 Computational chemistry 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30073 Advanced algorithms & complexity 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30173 Cryptography 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30226 Logic and semantics of programming languages 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM30229 Intelligent control and cognitive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30078 Magnetism 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH30079 Superconductivity 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH40073 Mathematical physics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PH40085 Nanoscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
MA50187 Project 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
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