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MT2502 Analysis

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:11.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

The main purpose of this module is to introduce the key concepts of real analysis: limit, continuity and differentiation. Emphasis will be placed on the rigourous development of the material, giving precise definitions of the concepts involved and exploring the proofs of important theorems. This module forms the prerequisite for all later modules in mathematical analysis. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all MMath programmes.

Optional for all other undergraduate programmes in the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT1002 or A at Advanced Higher Mathematics or A at A-level Further Mathematics
UG Anti-requisite(s):MT2002
UG Modules required for:MT3502, MT3503, MT3600, MT4515, MT4526

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 hours lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 85%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 15%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework (including 1 class test) = 30%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Todd
Module teaching staff:Dr M Todd