Programme of Study
The programme of study is a short document (no more than 2 sides of A4) drawn up by your supervisor at the start of your first year as a research student.
It lists any taught courses which you must take, whether they be undergraduate or postgraduate, together with details of any reading courses (book titles and chapters) to be undertaken and/or technical skills to be learned (e.g. programming languages). It should specify the weighting to be attached to each of these components of your first year of postgraduate training for the purposes of the monitoring and assessment procedures of the department. In addition, the programme of study should specify the research papers which you need to read during your first year. A brief review of these papers will form the basis of your end of year report.
The programme of study can be altered during the year provided both you and your supervisor agree to the alterations.
Sample Programme of Study
During the following academic year you agree to undertake the following studies.
Formally assessed courses and reading courses:
- Attend the undergraduate double module MA0377 Spectral Methods in Scientific Computation, together with all associated continuous and examination assessment (nominally 1/6th of your studies);
- Attend the graduate course on Partial Differential Equations given by Dr K.M. Schmidt and be assessed orally on this course (nominally 1/6th of your studies);
- Read chapters 1 to 11 of Hutson and Pym, `Applications of Functional Analysis and Operator Theory', and be assessed on this reading by doing weekly problems set by your supervisor (nominally 1/6th of your studies);
Research Reading for End of Year Report:
- Read the series of three papers by Brown and Marletta on the topic of spectral inclusion and spectral exactness for ordinary and partial differential operators on exterior domains (nominally 1/4 of your studies);
- Read the two 1999 papers of Chamberlain and Porter on resonances in water waves (nominally 1/8th of your studies);
- Read the paper of Abramov, Aslanyan and Davies on resonances, the complex scaling method and non-selfadjoint eigenvalue problems (nominally 1/8th of your studies).