Open University

Open University

Dissertation in Mathematics (M840)

Course enables students to carry out a sustained, guided, independent study of a topic in mathematics; currently 3 topics to choose from are history of modern geometry; advances in approximation theory; and calculus of variations applied to Eigenvalue problems; students need to master appropriate mathematics and present work in the form of essays, 2 drafts and final dissertation.

Entry requirements

Students must be registered for the MSc in mathematics or for another qualification towards which the course can count, and must have passed at least 4 other courses in the MSc in mathematics.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 9 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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