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MT2504   Combinatorics and Probability

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

This module provides an introduction to the study of combinatorics and finite sets and also the study of probability. It will describe the links between these two areas of study. It provides a foundation both for further study of combinatorics within pure mathematics and for the various statistics modules that are available. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 4 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 34

Guided independent study hours: 116

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof C Roney-Dougal, Dr H Worthington