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MA931 - MSc Project (50 CATS)

Module leader: Radu Cimpeanu (Mathematics)

Module Aims

This is a core module for summer MSc research for the MathSys CDT, involving projects from academic supervisors and external partners of the Centre. The module enables students to apply the techniques and skills acquired in the taught component of the MSc to real-world research projects, guiding them for the choice of their PhD research.


Each student undertakes an individual research project with an external partner or an academic at the University of Warwick, chosen from a list of research project proposals submitted by partners and staff approved by the MathSys CDT. Each project from external partners will have a Warwick-based co-supervisor to ensure proper support and guidance during the project. For further information about MSc projects see the projects page.

Illustrative Bibliography

Depends entirely on the nature of each research project.


  • Full time research project that runs from the beginning of June to mid-September (plans for holidays should be coordinated with the project supervisor and module leader).
  • The project ends with the submission of a written report, followed by an oral presentation in the last week of September.


  • A written project report (70%) in the style of a research paper, which is assessed by core CDT staff taking into account supervisor feedback
    Regarding the formatting and structure, the report should be written as a journal article. Where appropriate the style file of a journal in the field of the research can be used (which journal format is most appropriate should be agreed between student and supervisor), but only in the final print style (do not use double spaced draft or submission styles). If the journal you selected has a page limit, it can be ignored but the report should not exceed 8000 words (common sense should be used if there are a lot of equations).
    Regarding content, the report should be understandable by your fellow students, so the introduction and literature review could be more detailed than in a research paper. See the report assessment form on the resources page for more details.
  • An oral presentation on the project outcomes (30%) which is assessed by core CDT staff