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MA915 - Advanced Topics in Numerical Analysis & PDEs

  • Module code: MA915
  • Module name: Advanced Topics in Numerical Analysis & PDEs
  • Department: Mathematics Institute
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Module Aims: a) Numerically solve partial differential equations based on variational formulations with confidence; b) Understand the main ideas and techniques in the numerical analysis of finite element methods; c) Develop practical skills in implementing and testing finite element methods.

Principal learning outcomes

Develop numerical schemes to solve simple nonlinear PDEs; Understand how to apply theoretical tools in various applied settings; Have a deep understanding of some of the main ideas and techniques in the theoretical analysis associated with computational PDEs.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures per week: 2 hours; Classwork/Lab sessions: 1 hour; Module duration: 10 weeks; Total contact hours: 30; Private study and group working: 90.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: MA915-15)
A (Assessed work only) Oral examination (20 minutes) 50%
  Coursework 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Mathematics (G1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (G1PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Interdisciplinary Mathematics (Diploma plus MSc) (G1PD) - Year 2