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Coding theory

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: M836
  • Level: Postgraduate

Student reviews

Very accessible course. The beginning parts are perhaps the most taxing, and the middle two quarters of the course are, perhaps, a little samey. The last part of the course I found the most interesting.

Overall, not terribly difficult, but there is a lot of donkey work involved: you can't get around that, the techniques need to be learned for any kind of success in the final examination.

Kin Ming Hung

Course starting: February 2007

Review posted: August 2008

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Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the February 2013 presentation of M836. The survey was carried out in 2014. 54.1% of our students responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module. See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 84.8 %
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 87.9 %
The module provided good value for money 69.7 %
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 87.9 %
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 84.8 %
The module met its stated learning outcomes 90.9 %
I would recommend this module to other students 81.8 %
The module met my expectations 81.8 %
I enjoyed studying this module 81.8 %
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 78.8 %
Faculty comment: "The survey results for M836 are very satisfactory. The `Learning outcome' figure is over 90%, the highest among all MSc Maths modules and the 'Overall satisfaction' figure is the second highest, at almost 85%. "
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