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MA50264: Inter-disciplinary research projects

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 80%, OR 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 80%)
  • Oral examination (OR 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To plan and deliver an extended research project, in collaboration with other team members, working across different disciplines within the general remit of Statistical Applied Mathematics.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Plan and deliver a research project, both individually and as part of a team.
* Engage in the process of research, setting short-term and long-term research goals, and working towards a specific research outcome.
* Anticipate difficulties in a research plan, and flexibly reassess research goals in the light of further understanding.
* Demonstrate academic writing skills, code development or literature research skills, as appropriate to the research topic.
* Summarise research outcomes in a group presentation.
* Deliver a written report which demonstrates academic writing skills, including referencing and the appropriate use of graphs, diagrams and tables.

Skills:
Carrying out independent research under guidance from an academic supervisor (T, F, A), Problem solving skills (T, F, A), Report writing (T, F, A), Group work, (F, A), Presentation skills (F, A), Time management (F, A).

Content:
The scope of each project will be set out by the project supervisor(s) at the start of the course, and defined in a project description. The scope will include short and long term goals, which may evolve over the course of the project. Each project is expected to incorporate a variety of methods and content from across the spectrum of the Statistical Applied Mathematics remit, and apply knowledge from related courses.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA50264 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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