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Modules for the CDT in Mathematics 2023 intake

Disclaimer: This information is intended for current graduate students. Prospective graduate students should take this as a guide to the range of modules the department offers, and the requirements for obtaining a degree. However, we do not guarantee that any given lecture module will be offered in any future year, nor do we guarantee that the procedures will not vary from year to year.

The modules available for Mathematics CDT students are of three types:

  • MA9 modules (specifically designed for Warwick PhD students in the CDT programme)
  • MA6 modules (share lectures with an MA4 module, but incorporate additional reading material and often an oral examination)
  • Taught Course Centre modules (PhD-only modules shared with other universities via videoconferencing)

Students must take a minimum of 4 modules, with at least 2 modules taken from the MA9 list, arbitrarily distributed over Term 1 and 2.

In addition to the above you are also encouraged to take MA926 Speaking with Style, which counts towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science (PGCTSS)Link opens in a new window .

Modules other than the TCC, MA6 and MA9 listed on the website will need to be approved by the Deputy Director of Graduate Studies.

    MA9 modules

    These modules are specifically designed for the CDT and are tailored to the incoming students every year.
    In 2023/2024 the below modules are running.
    (We are aware of changes to the PhD provision in the department, and that more students interested in very applied topics might apply for 2024.)

    MA6 modules

    Lectures for these modules are shared with MA4 modules with the corresponding code. The main difference is that MA6 modules include additional reading material, and are examined with an oral examination (at the end of the corresponding term) rather than a written examination.

    Timetables can be requested from Central TimetablingLink opens in a new window:
    go to 'Timetable Reports 2023/24', provide your login credentials, click on 'Modules' on the left,
    and then search with the MA4* (instead of MA6*) module code.

    Taught Course Centre (TCC) modules

    Warwick, together with Bath, Bristol, Imperial,Oxford, and Swansea runs an EPSRC-funded Taught Course Centre (TCC) that delivers around 20 PhD-level modules each year using video-conferencing facilities (accessible on Teams or by meeting with others in B0.06 in Zeeman Building). These courses, whether given at Warwick or elsewhere, can be accessed by Mathematics PhD students in any year, and can be taken for credit in the first year if a suitable assessment is possible (please discuss this with the Deputy Director of Graduate Studies and your supervisor).

    Up-to-date timetables and links to module information are available from the TCC website. Note that, in term 1, the list of courses for terms 2 and 3 usually are not yet available. However, your supervisors might know about suitable upcoming modules offered by colleagues here or elsewhere.

    Other options

    Mathematics is involved in other Warwick interdisciplinary Centres for Doctoral Training, each of which has its own selection of taught courses; some of these may also be of interest for mainstream Mathematics CDT students. The HETSYSLink opens in a new window CDT is joint between Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, and the Warwick Manufacturing Group. If you wish to take modules from other CDTs you must check that this is possible (both because timetables will not always match, and because you will also need permission from the relevant CDT Director of Studies).

    Warwick's StatisticsLink opens in a new window Department offers 'ST9**' modules of potential interest to students in probability and related fields.