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First-year PhD students in Mathematics and Statistics from the consortium members (Brunel, City, Imperial Statistics, Kent, King’s, LSE, QMUL, Royal Holloway and UCL) are expected to attend four LTCC modules and answer the examination questions on these four modules. If you are unsure, check how many units you are required to take with your supervisor. Exceptions to the rule should be confirmed by the postgraduate tutor in the student’s department and notified to the LTCC administrator.

Exams for basic courses take place in the Spring term (usually in April). Advanced course assessments take place at the end of each module.


Exam Timetable 2017-2018

Mock exam papers released: Tuesday 20 March 2018 (solutions to the papers will be released where available)

Exam papers released: Wednesday 4 April 2018


Students should return their completed exam papers in PDF format to by the following deadlines:

Students sitting one or two exams in total must return their exam papers by Monday 16 April 2018

Students sitting three or more exams in total must return their exam papers by Friday 20 April 2018


Please note: The assessment for 'Elliptic Operators and Index Theorem (Part I)' will be released separately via email. There is no mock exam for this course.



Examinations are in the form of a ‘take-home’ paper. Students are expected to spend no more than 3-4 hours on each module, and they should be aware that very long answers are unlikely to find favour with the examiners.

Students will be asked to produce one PDF file for each module attempted, either by conversion from LaTeX, or by scanning a handwritten document. These files should be emailed to the LTCC administrator. Alternatively, answers (in the form specified) may be mailed or delivered in person to the LTCC Administrator, Room 610c, Department of Mathematics at UCL, 25 Gordon Street, WC1H  0AY, to arrive by the deadline. Late submissions will be reviewed individually.


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