Capstone Project: Mathematics

The details
Mathematical Sciences
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
09 June 2020


Requisites for this module
MA830, MA831


MA830, MA831

Key module for


Module description

This is a project for which a student should undertake about 150 hours work.

Module aims

The principal aim of the project is to enable a student to gain experience of some branch of mathematics, statistics, operational research or the interface of these disciplines with other fields, that the student would not meet in any lecture course. Subsidiary aims are that the student should gain experience of solo work involving research concerning some previously unknown topic, the production of a project document and final presentation (presentation and oral examination).

Module learning outcomes

Upon completing a 15 credit project a student should:

1. have a good idea of the basic methods for obtaining information on a topic, including the efficient use of the library or a corresponding information source.

2. understand how to set about the preparation of a project document, including the correct methods for referencing source material.

3. have experienced the difficulties of explaining the contents of a project document in final presentation (presentation and oral examination).

Module information

1. On top of submitting a report, students must give presentation on the project, and also attend an oral examination on it. General guidance on how to give a presentation will be provided, and students are advised to discuss the detailed content of their presentation with their supervisors.

2. Please note that students are only allowed to undertake one of the following variants, where MA829-AU (autumn term), MA830-SP (spring term), and MA831-FY (full year).

Learning and teaching methods

Please see the Project Handbook for more details on Capstone Projects.



Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Combined Report & Interview     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
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Further information
Mathematical Sciences

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