Mathematics Project 4 MATHS4061P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

To provide experience of independent working on an appropriately chosen mathematical topic.



Requirements of Entry



Marking of a Submitted Dissertation.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To provide experience of independent working on an appropriately chosen mathematical topic.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ study independently a mathematical topic in depth and produce a written account of it

■ demonstrate skills in the written presentation of mathematical material, including the use of LaTeX or other appropriate mathematical software

■ effectively use written and other sources of mathematical knowledge

■ effectively organise a timetable involving the delivery on time of a substantial report based on independent research

■ integrate the knowledge obtained in lecture courses and from other sources in order to produce an extended piece of writing.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits