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Overview

Currently there are four topics to choose from: history of modern geometry; advances in approximation theory; variational methods applied to eigenvalue problems; algebraic graph theory.

You will be guided by study notes, books, research articles and original sources (or English translations where necessary), which are provided. You’ll need to master the appropriate mathematics and ultimately present your work in the form of a final dissertation.

You will learn in this Dissertation in Mathematics course at The Open University UK 

Successful study of this module should enhance your skills in understanding complex mathematical texts, working on open-ended problems and communicating mathematical ideas clearly.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

You can choose from seven topics:

  • Algebraic graph theory
  • Advances in approximation theory
  • Aperiodic tilings and symbolic dynamics
  • Dynamical functional equations and applications
  • History of modern geometry
  • Interfacial flows and microfluidics
  • Variational methods applied to eigenvalue problems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

This module is a dissertation and assumes a high level of mathematical maturity.

To study this module you must:

  • declare the MSc in Mathematics (or another qualification towards which the module can count) as your qualification intention
  • have successfully completed at least four other modules in the MSc in Mathematics.

The Advances in approximation theory’ topic builds on the material in Advanced mathematical methods and Approximation theory. Normally, you should have completed both these modules to be accepted to study this topic.

Funding

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