Course outline

MAM4110W and MAM4111W (Extended Honours in Applied Mathematics) is the equivalent to MAM4001W. It is a two year structured course designed to expose students to advanced topics in Applied Mathematics, and to allow students with interdisciplinary interests to take modules from outside the department as part of their Honours degree. The course is made up of a number of modules and a compulsory project, each of which is worth a certain number of credits. You must accumulate at least 160 credits, as per the table below:

Extended Honours in Applied Mathematics (MAM4110W and MAM4111W)

  1st Semester  2nd Semester
Year 1  2 modules (20 credits each)   2 other modules (usually 20 credits each)
Year 2

 2 modules (usually 20  credits)

 Project (40 credits)


≥ 160 credits (60 credits of Applied Mathematics modules taught by MAM)
  • You can take more than 160 credits of modules. If you do, your mark for MAM4110W and MAM4111W will (more or less; see below for the details) be calculated using your "best 160 credits".
  • Most modules are 30 lectures.
  • The lecture timetable for all of the Honours modules is decided at a meeting on the first day of class.

All Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Honours Students are required to tutor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

  • You must take at least 60 credits from the following list of Applied Mathematics modules and related subjects:
  • The following may be taken, but do not count towards the "60 credits of Applied Mathematics modules taught by MAM":
  • You must take the Project.
  • To pass MAM4110W & MAM4111W you must obtain a mark of at least 50% for the Project and a weighted average mark of at least 50% for your coursework. If you fail the Project but don't pass your coursework, or if you pass the Project but fail your coursework, you will fail Honours.

All curricula must be approved by the Honours Program Convenor. It is particularly important to consult the Convenor if you are thinking of taking a reading module, modules in other departments, or considering whether you might be allowed to take an undergraduate module as part of your Honours degree.

The following Applied Mathematics and DMTCS modules will be offered in 2024.

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Advanced Mathematical Methods 1


Associate Professor Haris Skokos
Advanced Mathematical Methods 2


Dr Shajid Haque

Theoretical Cosmology


Professor Peter Dunsby 

Gravity Dr Alvaro De La Cruz-Dombriz
Spectral Methods


Dr Nora Alexeeva
Topics in String Theory  
DMTCS1 (Complexity Theory)


Dr Holger Spakowski
DMTCS2 (Graph Theory)


Dr Imran Allie



Advanced Topics in Reinforcement Learning

Associate Prof Jonathan Shock 


  Theoretical Cosmology 2 Dr Alvaro de la Cruz-Dombriz

The Mathematics modules that will be offered in 2024 are listed here.

How we calculate your final mark

  • If you do more than the minimum of 160 credits, we'll calculate your final mark for MAM4110W & MAM4111W using your "best 160 credits". However, your final mark must include:
    • At least Applied Mathematics modules taught by MAM (see above).
    • The mark for your Project.
  • The Project counts 25% of the final mark and must be passed (i.e, you must get a mark of at least 50%).
  • The remaining 75% of the final mark is calculated using your modules.
  • For the modules in the course (i.e., excluding the Project and Seminar), the examination counts at least 50% of the final mark for the course.