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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MAT3018 Module Title: LITERATURE REVIEW
Module Provider: Mathematics Short Name: MS342
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: ZELIK S Dr (Maths)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability

Autumn or Spring

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Report: a written report.  Marks will be deducted if material in the written report is copied directly from a source without reference
Presentation: after submission of the report

Qualifying Condition(s)
An overall aggregate mark of 40% for the module is required to pass the module.
Module Overview


None specific.
This module cannot be taken together with either the Mathematical Studies Project (MS340) or the Computing Project (MS341).

Module Aims

This module allows the student to demonstrate that, under supervision of a member of staff, they are able to review and understand material from different sources (e.g. books and academic journals) and produce a coherent written report in their own words on their chosen topic, which should relate in some way to their degree programme.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module a student should:
1. Be able to find material in the library on a particular topic.
2. Be able to present ideas from different sources in a coherent way, both by written and oral communication.
3. Be able to write a report on the results of their investigations. This should accurately and appropriately cite relevant references and use diagrams, graphs and tables appropriately.

Module Content

The content will vary according to the chosen topic and supervisor but should in all cases consist of a review of some work done in mathematics, statistics or a related discipline at the level of a third year course. The written report is not expected to contain any original material but it should demonstrate that the student has an understanding of the topic and is able to comment critically on the topic or the material reviewed.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Teaching is by discussion, directed reading and interaction between the student and supervisor, and by discussion with the examiners at the presentation. Learning takes place through discussion, background reading and private study. Weekly meetings between student and supervisor.

Selected Texts/Journals

N.J. Higham, Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, SIAM Philadephia, (second edition, 1998).

Last Updated

17 August 2009