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Postgraduate Course: MIGS: Extended Project (MATH12023)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Mathematics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryYou will work on your own on an extended project under the direction of one or more members of staff. You will give a very brief presentation that outlines your topic at the Residential Symposium, a progress report presentation after a few weeks and the final submission of the written report (a properly structured document) and the final oral presentation is at the end of July. You will create a poster summarising your extended project work which will be displayed at the annual MAC-MIGS Colloquium.
Course description Mainly in the first two semesters, opportunities to attend generic skills training will be made available to you and you are encouraged to make the most of this. It may also be possible to arrange specific training to meet a demand if several students are interested in a specific area.

Semester 1
The SMSTC Symposium in Perth includes workshops on tutoring, marking and how to get a PhD.
Computer Tools & Skills I & II micro project report, and write summary of talk in MAC-MIGS Colloquium.
Presentation skills

Semester 2
Maths Modelling Camp.
Short presentation at MAC-MIGS Residential Symposium.

All Year
Gain experience of writing LaTeX in SMSTC assignments. Store in Training Log.

We expect students to attend general mathematical activities such as seminars, discussions, colloquia and EMS meetings where possible, provided they do not clash with taught courses and other 1st Year MAC-MIGS programme activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 568 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 80 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 20% of mark is based on the final oral presentation; 80% of mark is based on the written dissertation.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Work independently researching a mathematical topic, searching independently for information in appropriate sources.
  2. Investigate a topic in the general area of analysis and its applications in sufficient depth to show appreciation of the most up to date research.
  3. Understand what plagiarism is and how to reference material properly.
  4. Give an oral progress report.
  5. Write a properly structured report that: explains the research in the project; indicates the importance of the research topic; shows an appreciation of its broader context and significance in the mathematical sciences.
Reading List
Determined by research topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserProf Benedict Leimkuhler
Course secretaryMrs Katy Cameron
Tel: (0131 6)50 5085
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