MTH5000 - Mathematics master project - 2019

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Mathematical Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Jerome Droniou


Associate Professor Jerome Droniou

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Full year 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 to First semester 2020 (On-campus)


The master project, which can be academic or industrial, is the capstone unit of the degree. It involves individual work, under supervisor's guidance, on an open topic. To conduct this project, the student has to draw on the knowledge assimilated in other units, and possibly to develop additional skills in a few relevant areas. A substantial report has to be produced, and the main outcomes are presented in the form of a seminar.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Conduct a rigorous scientific literature review covering a broad field.
  2. Develop expert skills in independent assimilation of forefront mathematical material.
  3. Develop and apply sophisticated mathematical methods to tackle open challenging problems.
  4. Communicate specialised information, in both oral and written form, in a professional format.
  5. Apply critical thinking in the field of advanced mathematics and/or its applications to other sciences.


For students taking the unit over one semester:

Oral presentation: 30%

Written report: 70%

For students taking the unit over two semesters:

Intermediate report: 20%

Oral presentation: 30%

Final written report: 50%

1h meeting with supervisor per week

13h personal work per week

Workload requirements

1-hour meeting with supervisor per week

13-hours personal work per week

See also Unit timetable information

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

Master of Mathematics