Requirements/prerequisites: Students must find a member of staff in College willing to
supervise their work and must agree the arrangements with the course
coordinator. Please consult the
coordinator for suggestions about suitable
topics and supervisors.
Number of lectures per week:
Assessment: Written thesis and viva presentation
Description: Assignments should be comparable as regards the amount of work required to a 5 credit module. The work can be done over the academic year or in one term, but should include a written account or a report to be handed in 3 weeks before the end of Hilary term. Beore the end of Hilary term a viva-voce presentation will be scheduled.
These assignments are intended to be less extensive than a 10 credit project (module MA4492) and this would normally be reflected in a more tightly defined plan for what is to be done. That would normally imply a restricted amount of background reading, and cases where there is an element of original work (such as a computer programme, or an analysis of data, or a calculation), the depth of the work expected and the student time anticipated for its completion be commensurate with the 5 credit weighting.
The grading system will be a modification of that used for module MA4492.
Jan 28, 2010