Programme Structure

Academic Year 2017-18

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 23 April 2018 – Friday 8 June 2018). 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 25 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017). The other compulsory component and optional components are usually taught in the Second Term (Monday 8 January 2018 to Friday 23 March 2018). Examinations for all components are held usually in the Third Term (Monday 23 April 2018 – Friday 8 June 2018). 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 90 ECTS, on the European Credit Transfer Scheme.  Please see the UCL Calendar 2017-2018 for more information.

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.