Dissertation in Mathematics

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Jozef Skokan


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Applicable Mathematics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Course content

The Dissertation in Mathematics is an individual, substantial project as an introduction to mathematical research methods. The student will investigate and study an area of mathematical research or application of advanced mathematical techniques, and to write a report on their findings. The project may include some programming. The dissertation topic will normally be proposed by the Department.


8 hours of seminars and 12 hours of seminars in the MT. 9 hours of seminars in the LT. 3 hours of seminars in the ST.

Formative coursework

Assessment is based entirely on the report, three hard copies and one electronic copy which must be submitted by 1st September 2014. (The report may include some software relating to the project.) Detailed information about the required format for this submission will be provided during the Seminars.

Indicative reading

Detailed suggestions for reading will be provided by the supervisor.


Dissertation (100%) in the ST.

Key facts

Department: Mathematics

Total students 2012/13: 32

Average class size 2012/13: 34

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills