MTH3000 - Mathematics research project level 3 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Mathematical Sciences


Dr Jerome Droniou

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2017 (Day)


This unit provides students with an opportunity to work with a supervisor and complete a mathematical research project chosen from a range of areas of mathematics and statistics, including astrophysics, dynamics, chaos, computing algorithm design, number theory, logic and meteorology. Students will complete a written final report, two written progress reports, and will give an oral presentation on their work.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the power of mathematics and its applications;
  2. Demonstrate research skills including accessing the existing literature, analysing data, and where appropriate developing and checking mathematical models;
  3. Apply high-level critical thinking skills to using and analysing data collections both in the library and on the Internet;
  4. Demonstrate high-level communication skills by presenting both an oral and written report on their work;
  5. Use technical word processing packages and graphics software effectively in the presentation of their work;
  6. Understand applications of mathematics beyond those in mathematics and statistics units.


Project report: 80% + Progress reports: 10% + Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


At least two MTH level three units must normally have been completed with a sufficient level of achievement - please contact the unit coordinator in the first instance.