PTS and Project Work module (MA40001)

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About the module

This module is a personal research project which runs over both semesters. During the first semester there will be classes in computer labs where students will develop skills that will be useful in completing a project. The module consists of a substantial project together with a project report. This module is mandatory for Level 4 students taking the BSc or MMath in Mathematics or the BSc or MSci in Mathematical Biology. If you have questions about this module please contact your Advisor of Studies.


Students taking this module must have achieved a pass mark in each of the modules MA31002 and either MA31007 or MA32002, or equivalents.

Indicative Content


    Become familiar with the basic concepts of MATLAB and its use in solving differential equations.

  • Communicating Mathematics

    Learn how to typeset mathematics using LaTeX. Understand how to structure, set out, and typeset a mathematical report.

  • Presentations

    Prepare and deliver presentations on general topics in mathematics, and on your chosen project.

  • Project

    Carry out a substantial project in an area of mathematics and document the work in a project report.

Delivery and Assessment

The project will require substantial independent work as well as regular meetings with the project supervisor(s), as well as the in-class contact hours in semester 1. Assessment will be based on coursework (100%) consisting of the project report and presentations.

Credit Rating

This module is a Scottish Higher Education Level 4 or SCQF level 10 module and is rated as 30 SCOTCAT credits or 15 ECTS credits.