There is a great variety of special topic lecture courses listed below. Each falls under a broad heading of Modelling, Computation or Other, and is marked [M], [C] or [O] accordingly. Students should complete at least one Modelling course marked [M] in the list and one Computation course marked [C] in the list. A special topic is usually assessed by a mini-project on a topic agreed with the lecturer. Students wishing to do a special topic on one of these courses should inform the lecturer before the end of term, and the special topic must be handed in with a completed declaration form by Monday of week 1 of HT for MT lecture courses, by Monday of week 1 of TT for HT lecture courses and by Friday of week 10 of TT for TT lecture courses.The lecturer and one other assessor will mark the work and make a recommendation to the examiners.
It is also possible to do other topics if approved by the M.Sc. Supervisory Committee. Students who wish to follow a lecture course not on the list or to do a special topic based on a reading course should submit a short description of the project to the course organiser.
These are the courses available for the Academic year 2012-2013. Note that the list of courses may change from year to year.
Michaelmas Term 2012
- Approximation of Functions [C], synopsis
- Dynamics and Energy Minimization [O], synopsis
- Mathematical Ecology and Biology [M], synopsis
- Mathematical Geoscience [M], synopsis
- Perturbation Methods [O], synopsis
- Solid Mechanics [M], synopsis
- Statistical Mechanics [M], synopsis
- Stochastic Differential Equations [O], synopsis
- Topics in Fluid Mechanics [M], synopsis
- Viscous Flow [M], synopsis
Hilary Term 2013
- Applied Complex Variables [O], synopsis
- Continuous Optimization [C], synopsis
- Elasticity and Plasticity [M], synopsis
- Mathematical Models of Financial Derivatives [M], synopsis
- Mathematical Physiology [M], synopsis
- Nonlinear Systems [O], synopsis
- Numerical Solution of Differential Equations II [C], synopsis
- Stochastic Modelling of Biological Processes [M/C], synopsis
- Waves and Compressible Flow [M], synopsis