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					          REGISTRATION ARRANGEMENTS
Students on Mathematics degrees entering their third or fourth
year in 2004/5.

The University requires all students who will be returning in September for a further year of their degree
course to register for the modules they wish to take by Friday 21st May. Enclosed are the forms you need
in order to register together with details of the choices you can make. Note that the University charges
students a fine for late registration.

What you have to do.
1. First of all you have to choose what modules you wish to study. Depending on the degree you are
studying, some modules are compulsory while others are optional; details of what choices you have are set
out later, degree by degree. To assist you in making your choices you should consult your personal tutor
during the week beginning Monday 10th May. You should read the notes on module choices below for
some further explanation.

2. The University module registration form is enclosed which you must complete and take to your
personal tutor for their signature by Friday 21st May. Your personal tutor will keep the University module
registration form. The information given below represents the most up-to-date version of core modules etc –
the information on the module registration form may be incorrect. If there is any confusion, please ask your
personal tutor.

3. On Sunday 26th September you should complete your University registration by returning the form you
received during the summer break to the Charles Wilson Sports Hall between 11am and 12 midday. Again
note that the University fines students for late registration.

4. On Tuesday 28th September you should report to the Mathematics and Computer Science Building
between 10am and 12 midday to confirm your choice of modules and to receive details about timetabling
and other arrangements for the third/fourth year modules.

5. When you see your personal tutor for their signature, please also return your completed Year
Questionnaire (enclosed). This questionnaire is seeking your views on all aspects of your degree course and
complements the module specific questionnaires handed out at the end of each module. It can be completed
anonymously and a report on the questionnaire results will be presented to the Staff-Student Committee.
Please take the trouble to complete it as fully and honestly as you can; worthwhile feedback from students
via these questionnaires can make a significant contribution to improvements to the degrees taught by the
Department.

Module choices.
You need to choose 60 credits worth of modules for each semester. In the first semester you should ideally
choose to spread your load evenly with 30 credits worth of modules per half semester. In the second
semester modules will be run in parallel so as to minimise the effects of the Easter break. Module
descriptions are available on the Web at:
 http://www.math.le.ac.uk/TEACHING/MODULES/MA-04-05/
including timings of modules and their prerequisites, if any. You should ensure that you have all the
essential prerequisites for your choices (and preferably any modules stated as desirable as well).

You should consult your personal tutor regarding your module choices. For further details about each
module you can consult the convenor of the module; who is usually the lecturer, but this is not necessarily
so as some teaching arrangements for next year are yet to be finalised. It is theoretically possible that if a
module is heavily undersubscribed it may not run.

You are strongly advised to discuss your choice of modules with your personal tutor before you make your
final decision.
If you should wish to make any alterations to your choice of modules after your registration in May, this can
be done by completing a change of module card; this is obtainable from the Departmental Office but you
will also need a signature from the Year Tutor, Dr. Marsh in Office F30 of the Mathematics and Computer
Science Building. As usual, the University does not allow changes of module after the third week of the
semester in which they run.

The University notes that, as the timetable is yet to be finalised, module choices in May should only be
considered as provisional.
                  THIRD YEAR: Regulations for each degree.
NOTE: Some modules can only be taken by students on particular degrees – see the list of modules for
further information.

B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc. Mathematics (USA), B.A Mathematics
      You may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the range MA3011-3520 or MA4001-
      MA4200 for which you have the necessary pre-requisites, with at most two from Level 4.
      Subject to approval by Dr Marsh or Dr Levesley, you may include up to twenty credits from the
      Level 2 or Level 3 Computer Science lists provided you have the necessary pre-requisites (and have
      not done them before).

B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science
      CO3014 (either Semester) is compulsory. Otherwise, you may choose any Level 3 or Level 4
      modules from the ranges MA3010-3511 or MA4001-MA4500 or CO3001-CO3099 (except CO3012
      and CO3013) for which you have the necessary pre-requisites, but with at most two from Level 4.
      Your choice must include, over the year, at least 40 credits, but not more than 80 credits, of modules
      from the range CO3001-CO3099.

B.Sc. Mathematics with Astronomy
      PA3370 (Semester 1), PA3380 (Semester 2) and MA3001 (either semester) are compulsory.
      Otherwise you may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the ranges MA3010-MA3520 or
      MA4001-MA4200 or PA3970 (which runs in both semesters) for which you have the necessary pre-
      requisites, but with at most two from Level 4.

B.Sc. Computational Mathematics
        MA3011 (Semester 1) and MA3521 (Semester 2) are compulsory. Otherwise, you may choose any
        Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the list: CO3001, CO3007, CO3095, CO3096, MA3021,
        MA3071, MA3077, MA3121, MA4011, MA4021, MA4041, with at most two from Level 4.

M.Math. Mathematics, M.Math.Mathematics (USA)
        There is a core pool for these degrees. During your 3rd and 4th year you must study at least 3 of 6
        core pool modules, MA3071, MA3077, MA3101, MA3121, MA3131 and MA3201. Note that
        MA3101 and MA3131 run in alternate years (next year MA3131 will run).
        You may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the ranges MA3010-3520 and MA4001-
        4200 for which you have the necessary pre-requisites.
        During your third and fourth years you must do at least 120 credits at level 4. Of these, you must
        do at least 40 credits during your third year.
        In your fourth year you must do a 40-credit Level 4 project.
        Individual Level 4 Pure Math modules (MA41**) are generally only offered in alternate years; for
        information, a list of this year’s Level 4 Pure Math modules is appended below – those offered in
        the year after next will probably be broadly similar.
        Subject to approval by Professor Levesley or Dr Marsh, you may include twenty credits across the
        year from the Level 2 or Level 3 Computer Science lists, provided you have the necessary pre-
        requisites (and have not done them before).

M.Math. Mathematics with Astronomy
        PA3370 (Semester 1), PA3380 (Semester 2) and MA3001 (either semester) are compulsory.
        Otherwise, you may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the ranges MA3010-3520 and
        MA4001-4200 or PA3970 for which you have the necessary pre-requisites.
        During your third and fourth years you must do at least 120 credits at Level 4. Of these, you must
        do at least 40 credits during your third year.
        In your fourth year you must do a 20 credit Level 4 project in either Mathematics or Astronomy (or
        you could do both).
        Individual Level 4 Pure Mathematics modules (MA41**) are generally only offered in alternate
        years; for information, a list of this year’s Level 4 Pure Mathematics modules is appended below –
        those offered in the year after next will probably be broadly similar.
M.Math. Computational Mathematics
       MA3011 (Semester 1) and MA3521 (Semester 2) are compulsory. You may choose any Level 3 or
       Level 4 modules from the ranges MA3010-3520, MA4001-4200 or CO3000-CO3099 for which
       you have the necessary pre-requisites (except CO3012/3).
       During your third and fourth years you must do at least 120 credits at Level 4. Of these, you must
       do at least 40 credits during your third year.
       In your fourth year you must do a 40 credit Level 4 project.
       Individual Level 4 Pure Mathematics modules (MA41**) are generally only offered in alternate
       years; for information, a list of this year’s Level 4 Pure Mathematics modules is appended below –
       those offered in the year after next will probably be broadly similar.

BSc Mathematics (Europe), BSc Mathematics with Astronomy (Europe), BSc
     Mathematics and Computer Science (Europe).
       You will spend the third year abroad. See page 3 of the enclosed “Information for Registration”
       guide.

BSc Mathematics with Management
        MA3201 (Semester 1) and MA3077 (Semester 2) are compulsory. You must also take one of the
        project modules MA3561 (40 credits) or MA3562 (30 credits) which run over both semesters. MA
        options available are those in the range MA3001-MA3511 and MN options available are MN3000,
        MN3001 (Semester 1) and MN3005-MN3010 (Semester 2). You can discuss your Management
        options with Dr Phil Jones (x5195, Room 523 Ken Edwards Building). You must take one of the
        following 3 options:
      Option 1. 20 credits of MA modules in one semester and 30 credits of MN modules in the other.
        The project module MA3562 (30 credits) is split over both semesters making a total of 60 credits
        in each semester.
      Option 2. 20 credits of MA modules in one semester and 15 credits of MN modules in each
      semester. The project module MA3562 (30 credits) is split over both semesters making a total of 60
      credits in each semester.
      Option 3. 20 credits of MA modules in each semester. The project module MA3561 (40 credits) is
      split over both semesters making a total of 60 credits in each semester.


Here is a list of Level 4 pure mathematics modules taught this year. For further details of
modules taught this year see:
     http://www.math.le.ac.uk/TEACHING/UG_INFO/undergrad_info.html
     (under “Mathematics Modules” in the main part of the page).
         Level 4 pure mathematics modules taught during 2003 – 2004
MA4111 Differential Geometry
MA4151 Lie Algebras
      FOURTH YEAR: Regulations for each degree.

B.Sc. Mathematics (Europe)
      See the instructions for third year BSc Mathematics.

B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science (Europe)
      See the instructions for third year of the BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science.

B.Sc. Mathematics with Astronomy (Europe)
      See the instructions for third year BSc Mathematics with Astronomy
M.Math. Mathematics, M.Math. Mathematics (USA)
     You must do the project modules MA4502/4503 (40 credits). A list of project titles will be displayed
     on the notice board in the foyer of the Mathematics and Computer Science building.

     There is a core pool for this degree; over your third and fourth year you must take at least 60 credits
     worth of modules from MA3071, MA3077, MA3101 (does not run in 2004/5), MA3121, MA3131
     and MA3201.

     For the remaining 80 credits you may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the range
     MA3010-3520 or MA4001-4500 for which you have the necessary pre-requisites (and which you
     have not already done in your third year).
     During your third and fourth years you must do at least 120 credits at Level 4.

     Subject to approval by Professor Levesley or Dr Marsh, you may include twenty credits from the
     Level 2 or Level 3 Computer Science lists, provided you have the necessary pre-requisites (and have
     not done them before).

M.Math. Mathematics with Astronomy
     PA4370 (Semester 1) and PA4420 (Semester 2) are compulsory. You must also do either MA4501
     or PA4970, respectively the Mathematics and Astronomy project modules (or you may do both
     provided they are in different semesters). A list of project titles will be displayed on the notice board
     in the foyer of the Mathematics and Computer Science building for MA4501.
     Otherwise, you may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the ranges MA3001-3520 or
     MA4001-4200 for which you have the necessary pre-requisites (and which have not already done in
     your third year). You are recommended to take MA3001 Relativity and Electromagnetism if you
     have not already done so – this module is intended to facilitate this degree. Also, during your third
     and fourth years you must do at least 120 credits at Level 4.


M.Math. Computational Mathematics
     MA4520 (both semesters) is compulsory. Note that MA4520 is a single 40 credit module with 20
     credits in each semester.
     For the remaining 80 credits you may choose any Level 3 or Level 4 modules from the ranges
     MA3010-MA3520, MA4001-MA4200 or the range CO3000-CO3099 for which you have the
     necessary pre-requisites (and which you have not already done in your third year).
     During your third and fourth years you must do at least 120 credits at Level 4.
Department of Mathematics: Module Options for students entering their Third or Fourth
Year in 2004-2005

                                            SEMESTER 1
     Mathematics

      • … MA3001 Relativity and Electromagnetism (20 credits) [Maths with Astronomy only]
      • … MA3011 Applied Numerical Mathematics (20 credits)
     • … MA3151 Topology (20 credits)
     • … MA3201 Generalised Linear Models (20 credits)
     • … MA3501 History of Mathematics (20 credits)
     • … MA3561 Mathematics with Management Project [Mathematics with Management only]
     • … MA3562 Mathematics with Management Project [Mathematics with Management only]
(Note: MA3561=40 credits in total, MA3562=30 credits in total; both modules run over two semesters.)
     • … MA4041 Methods in Molecular Simulation (20 credits)
     • … MA4141 Representations of Algebras (20 credits)
     • … MA4501 Mathematics Project (20 credits) [MMath Maths with Astronomy only]
     • … MA4502 Mathematics Project (20 credits) [MMath Mathematics only]
     • … MA4520 Computational Mathematics Project (20 credits) [MMath Computational Maths only]
(Note: MA4520 is a single 40 credit module with 20 credits in each semester.)

     Management
     • … MN3000 Corporate Strategy and Decision Making (15 credits)
     • … MN3001 International Business (15 credits)

     Astronomy
     • … PA3370, Astrophysics 3A (20 credits)
     • … PA3970, Physics Project A (20 credits)
     • … PA4370 Astrophysics 4A (20 credits)
     • … PA4970, Physics Research Projects (20 credits)

     Computer Science Level 2
     • … CO2006, Software Engineering and System Development (20 credits)
     • … CO2008, Functional Programming (20 credits)
     • … CO2011, Automata, Languages & Computation (20 credits)


     Computer Science Level 3
     • … CO3001 Formal Software Specifications (20 credits)
     • … CO3014 Mathematics and Computer Science Project (20 credits)
     • … CO3095 Software Measurement and Quality Assurance (20 credits)
     • … CO3097 Programming Secure and Distributed Systems (20 credits)

                                    Turn over for Semester 2
                                        SEMESTER 2
    Mathematics
     • … MA3001 Relativity and Electromagnetism (20 credits) [Maths with Astronomy only]
     • … MA3021 Applied Nonlinear Elasticity (20 credits)
     • … MA3071 Elementary Introduction to Financial Mathematics (20 credits)
     • … MA3077 Operational Research (20 credits)
     • … MA3121 Complex Analysis (20 credits)
     • … MA3131 Group Theory (20 credits)
     • … MA3521 Computational Mathematics Project (20 credits) [Computational Mathematics only]
     • … MA3561 Mathematics with Management Project (20 credits) [Maths with Management only]
     • … MA3562 Mathematics with Management Project (20 credits) [Maths with Management only]
(Note: MA3561=40 credits in total, MA3562=30 credits in total; both modules run over two semesters.)
     • … MA4011 Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations (20 credits)
     • … MA4021 Wavelets and Signal Processing (20 credits)
     • … MA4101 Algebraic Topology (20 credits)
     • … MA4501 Mathematics Project (20 credits) [MMath Maths with Astronomy only]
     • … MA4503 Mathematics Project (20 credits) [MMath Mathematics only]
     • … MA4520 Computational Mathematics Project (20 credits) [MMath Computational Maths only]
(Note: MA4520 is a single 40 credit module with 20 credits in each semester.)

     Management
     • … MN3005 Retail Marketing and Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
     • … MN3006 International Marketing (15 credits)
     • … MN3007 Corporate Finance and Strategic Accounting (15 credits)
     • … MN3008 Public Finance and Administration (15 credits)
     • … MN3009 Business Ethics (15 credits)
     • … MN3010 Knowledge Management (15 credits)
      Astronomy
     • … PA3380, Astrophysics 3B (20 credits)
     • … PA3970, Physics Project A (20 credits)
     • … PA4420, Physics Research Topics (20 credits)
     • … PA4970, Physics Research Projects (20 credits)
     Computer Science Level 2
     • … CO2004, Design & Analysis of Algorithms (20 credits)
     • … CO2005, Object-Oriented Programming using C++ (10 credits)
     • … CO2014, Logic Programming (20 credits)
     • … CO2015, Software Engineering Project (20 credits)
      Computer Science Level 3
     • … CO3007 Communication and Concurrency (20 credits)
     • … CO3008 Semantics of Programming Languages (20 credits)
     • … CO3014 Mathematics and Computer Science Project (20 credits)
     • … CO3096 Compression Methods for Multimedia (20 credits)            [Turn over for Semester 1]
                 END OF SECOND YEAR QUESTIONNAIRE
       This questionnaire seeks your views on all aspects of your degree course and
complements the module specific questionnaires handed out at the end of each module. It
can be completed anonymously and a report on the questionnaire results will be presented
to the Staff-Student Committee. Please take the trouble to complete it as fully and honestly
    as you can; worthwhile feedback from students via these questionnaires can make a
     significant contribution to improvements to the degrees taught by the Department.
The blank space at the end can be used for additional written comment; in particular, feel free to use it to amplify any of your
earlier answers especially when you have indicated aspects that have not been satisfactory. The completed questionnaire should
be returned to your personal tutor.

A. Your degree course:
        Computer Science                                               Mathematics                      
        Mathematics and Computer Science                               Mathematics with Astronomy       
        Computational Mathematics                     
B. The Department.
                                                                very unhelpful                           very helpful
1.      How helpful/approachable
        have you found the staff?                                           
2.      How helpful have you found the course
        documentation, Departmental Handbook, etc?                          
3.      How helpful have you found the
        induction course?                                                   
4.      How helpful has the Departmental
        (Secretarial) Office been?                                          
5       How helpful has your Personal Tutor been, or,
        if you have not had occasion to need them, how
        confident are you that they would be helpful?                       
6.      Have teaching staff and Personal Tutors been
        sufficiently available?                                         yes         
                                                                                                     no
.       Please indicate any aspects of Departmental
        facilities or arrangements that have seemed
        particularly good or bad to you.

C. University Facilities.
                                                                very inadaquate                          very adequate
1.      How adequate have the lecture room
        facilities been?                                                    
2.      How adequate have the computing
        facilities been?                                                    
3.      How adequate have the library
        facilities been?                                                    
4.      Please indicate any aspects of University (as opposed
        to Departmental) facilities or arrangements that have
        seemed particularly good or bad to you.
D Your Course.
                                                                    very                                      very
                                                                uninteresting                              interesting
1.      How interesting have you
        found the year?                                                     
                                                                   much less         about 40               much more
2.      During term, how many hours in total did you
        spend on your course each week? Include lectures,                   
        tutorials, lab classes, questions sheets etc.

3.      Please list any modules you found significantly
        easier than the others you studied

4.      Please list any modules you found significantly
        harder than the others you studied

5.      Was adequate time given to do assessed work?                    yes       
                                                                                                        no

6.      Do you consider that assessment arrangements                    yes       
                                                                                                        no
        have been suitable so as to fairly reflect your
        ability? Please indicate any arrangements,
        perhaps on individual modules, which you think
        could be improved and explain how you think
        they should be altered.

7.      I would like there to have been a module on..........

8.      Are there skills you would have liked more                      yes       
                                                                                                        no
        emphasis on? (Give details if you answer "yes".)

                                                                        less         the same               more
9.      Are you more or less interested in your degree course
        subject than you were at the beginning of the year?               
                                                                                        
                                                                                                         
10.     Have you enjoyed the year?                                      yes       
                                                                                                        no

11.     Does the second year course seem interesting?                   yes       
                                                                                                        no

12.      Any other comments? You might like to consider
         (a) any recommendations you would make for alterations to the first year of your degree course,
         (b) any general improvements you think could be made to the teaching arrangements,
         (c) what your greatest criticism of the course or of the Department is, and
         (d) what you enjoyed most about the course.
Please continue on a separate sheet if you wish.
                 END OF THIRD YEAR QUESTIONNAIRE
       This questionnaire seeks your views on all aspects of your degree course and
complements the module specific questionnaires handed out at the end of each module. It
can be completed anonymously and a report on the questionnaire results will be presented
to the Staff-Student Committee. Please take the trouble to complete it as fully and honestly
    as you can; worthwhile feedback from students via these questionnaires can make a
     significant contribution to improvements to the degrees taught by the Department.
The blank space at the end can be used for additional written comment; in particular, feel free to use it to amplify any of your
earlier answers especially when you have indicated aspects that have not been satisfactory. The completed questionnaire should
be returned to your personal tutor.

A. Your degree course:
        Computer Science                                             Mathematics                        
        Mathematics and Computer Science                             Mathematics with Astronomy         
        Computational Mathematics                     
B. The Department.
                                                             very unhelpful                              very helpful
1.      How helpful/approachable
        have you found the staff?                                         
2.      How helpful have you found the course
        documentation, Departmental Handbook, etc?                        
3.      How helpful have you found the
        induction course?                                                 
4.      How helpful has the Departmental
        (Secretarial) Office been?                                        
5       How helpful has your Personal Tutor been, or,
        if you have not had occasion to need them, how
        confident are you that they would be helpful?                     
6.      Have teaching staff and Personal Tutors been
        sufficiently available?                                       yes        
                                                                                                     no
.       Please indicate any aspects of Departmental
        facilities or arrangements that have seemed
        particularly good or bad to you.

C. University Facilities.
                                                             very inadaquate                             very adequate
1.      How adequate have the lecture room
        facilities been?                                                  
2.      How adequate have the computing
        facilities been?                                                  
3.      How adequate have the library
        facilities been?                                                  
4.      Please indicate any aspects of University (as opposed
        to Departmental) facilities or arrangements that have
        seemed particularly good or bad to you.



D Your Course.
                                                                    very                                      very
                                                                uninteresting                              interesting
1.      How interesting have you
        found the year?                                                       
                                                                      much less      about 40               much more
2.      During term, how many hours in total did you
        spend on your course each week? Include lectures,                     
        tutorials, lab classes, questions sheets etc.

3.      Please list any modules you found significantly
        easier than the others you studied

4.      Please list any modules you found significantly
        harder than the others you studied

5.      Was adequate time given to do assessed work?                      yes       
                                                                                                        no

6.      Do you consider that assessment arrangements                      yes       
                                                                                                        no
        have been suitable so as to fairly reflect your
        ability? Please indicate any arrangements,
        perhaps on individual modules, which you think
        could be improved and explain how you think
        they should be altered.

7.      I would like there to have been a module on..........

8.      Are there skills you would have liked more                        yes       
                                                                                                        no
        emphasis on? (Give details if you answer "yes".)

                                                                          less       the same               more
9.      Are you more or less interested in your degree course
        subject than you were at the beginning of the year?                 
                                                                                        
                                                                                                         
10.     Have you enjoyed the year?                                        yes       
                                                                                                        no

11.     Does the third year course seem interesting?            yes         
                                                                                              no

12.      Any other comments? You might like to consider
         (a) any recommendations you would make for alterations to the first year of your degree course,
         (b) any general improvements you think could be made to the teaching arrangements,
         (c) what your greatest criticism of the course or of the Department is, and
         (d) what you enjoyed most about the course.
Please continue on a separate sheet if you wish.

				
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