MAMCDTX-Mastery Component

Module Provider: Mathematics and Statistics
Number of credits: 6 [3 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: MAMCDTE Partial Differential Equations and MAMCDTS Dynamical Systems and MAMCDTN Numerical Methods and MAMCDTU Data & Uncertainty
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Tristan Pryer


Summary module description:

Acquire a broad and solid foundation on a range of foundational topics in Mathematics and Statistics that are relevant to weather and climate: analysis and solution on a computer of partial differential equations, statistical techniques for inference and data assimilation, deterministic and stochastic techniques for taking a systems view of earth systems and processes.


To develop mastery of research techniques and skills in a specific area of Mathematics of Planet Earth.


Assessable learning outcomes:

To gain an appreciation for the key processes in the earth system and their role in climate.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This course aims to develop a mastery of research techniques and skills in the specific area of Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Dissemination of their own research to their peers through student led talks and journal clubs.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 15
Guided independent study 45
Total hours by term 60.00
Total hours for module 60.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Oral assessment and presentation 100

Other information on summative assessment:

This is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:


Requirements for a pass:

Attendance and participation in the CDT journal club.

Reassessment arrangements:

Attendance at journal clubs in the next year.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
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4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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