Programme Structure

Academic Year 2016-17

The programme lasts for one calendar year formally starting in the last week of September. The programme is full time consisting of taught components which are usually examined in the Third Term (Monday 24 April 2017 – Friday 9 June 2017). The programme normally consists of 5 compulsory components, 3 optional components, plus an individual project. Each component corresponds to approximately 30 hours of lectures.

Four of the compulsory components are held in the First Term (Monday 26 September 2016 to Friday 16 December 2016). The other compulsory component and optional components are usually taught in the Second Term (Monday 9 January 2017 to Friday 24 March 2017). Examinations for all components are held usually in the Third Term (Monday 24 April 2017 – Friday 9 June 2017). Some components may include assessment by an element of coursework in addition to an examination. After the examinations, all students will then embark on an individual project with the submission early in September. The taught modules account for 2/3 of the final mark with the project making up 1/3. The course is equivalent to 72 ECTS, on the European Credit Transfer Scheme.

If students are unable to, or do not wish to, complete the project element, they may register for the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Modelling which only covers the taught elements. They should see the MSc tutor to discuss this option.