BSC PROJECT - 2023/4

Module code: MAT3019

Module Overview

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, the student will investigate a mathematical topic of interest to them in some depth. They will compose a written report on their studies, and give oral presentations on their work.

Module provider

Mathematics & Physics

Module Leader

SANTITISSADEEKORN Naratip (Maths & Phys)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 276

Seminar Hours: 22

Captured Content: 2

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

The content will vary according to chosen project and supervisor but should in all cases consist of a substantial piece of work that presents, uses and/or applies mathematics, statistics or a related discipline at the level of a third year course. It is not expected to be work of such originality that any section of it is publishable, but it should include evidence of originality and critical ability in its compilation.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) Written Report 80
Oral exam or presentation Final Oral Presentation 20

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

  • Their ability to independently research and report upon a mathematical topic relevant to their degree programme;

  • Their ability to prepare and present mathematical work in both a written and oral fashion.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • A written report, submitted at the end of Semester 2; worth 80% of the module mark.

  • An oral presentation, after the submission of the report; worth 20% of the module mark.


Formative assessment and feedback

Students receive continuous feedback through weekly meetings with their supervisor during the period of their project. In addition, towards the end of the first Semester, the student will give an oral presentation on their work to examiners. At this point, the student will also receive formative feedback on their work.  

Module aims

  • This module allows the student to demonstrate that, under supervision of a member of staff, the student is able to undertake and complete a substantial piece of work that uses and builds on the material from the student's degree programme.    

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Be able to present a substantial body of mathematical thoughts and arguments in a coherent way, both by written and oral communication KCPT
002 Be able to write a substantial scientific report. This should accurately and appropriately cite relevant references and use diagrams, graphs and tables appropriately KCPT
003 It is not required nor expected that the student should obtain original publishable results, but the student should demonstrate originality in the compilation and presentation of the material. KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide:

A supportive environment in which the student can develop their skills for independent mathematical work, their ability to research a topic independently, and their presentational skills (both written and oral).

The learning and teaching methods include:

Teaching is by discussion, directed reading and interaction between student and supervisor, and by the discussions with the examiners at the presentations. Learning takes place through discussion, practical work, background reading and private study.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mathematics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mathematics with Music BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Financial Mathematics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG) Year-long Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.