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MT5991 Professional Skills for Mathematical Scientists

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Semester:Whole Year
Availability restrictions:Available only to students on an MSc Postgraduate programme or, exceptionally, on an MMath or MPhys Honours degree programme in the School
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module encompasses a range of skills, both generic and topic specific, together with taught components aimed at providing an appreciation of both breadth and depth of research areas in Pure or Applied Mathematics. The precise programme of study, together with the identification of the relevant software expertise required, will be determined in consultation with the student's supervisor.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


In exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the Head of School, optional for final year of MMath Programme.


Optional for all Postgraduate programmes within the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Varies. Typically 1 project supervision per week over whole year.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 24
  • Guided independent study: 276

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Resubmission of coursework = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J D Mitchell
Module teaching staff:n/a