BSc Mathematics / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Double Project

Course unit fact file
Unit code MATH30000
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Department of Mathematics
Available as a free choice unit? No


Project work allows students to conduct independent research on a chosen mathematical topic. Third-year students may take one double (two-semester) or up to two single (one-semester) projects.   Students will be individually supervised by a member of academic staff with expertise in the selected topic. The list of project topics varies from year to year and the current suggested topics are located in the final year study module, further details available from the School student intranet under course requirements - projects.

The course unit is an opportunity for students to develop their transferable research, communication and presentation skills by organising and producing a written report and giving a short verbal presentation.


Assessment methods

The final written report is assessed by two independent examiners, the project supervisor and a second member of academic staff. The student must also participate in an oral examination conducted by both examiners during the relevant examination period.

Feedback methods

Students will meet regularly with their project supervisor and receive detailed feedback on a sample of their work. Feedback on the final project will be given during the oral examination. Students undertaking a double (two-semester) project must submit an interim report at the end of the first semester, which will be returned with detailed formative feedback at the start of the second semester.

Recommended reading

[1] N.J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, 2nd ed. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, 1998. ISBN 0-89871-420-6.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 200

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Nikesh Solanki Unit coordinator

Additional notes

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  

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