Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 8
This main purpose of this module is to introduce the key concepts of modern abstract algebra: groups, rings and fields. Emphasis will be placed on the rigourous development of the material and the proofs of important theorems in the foundations of group theory. This module forms the prerequisite for later modules in algebra. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT1002. If MT1002 has not been passed, advanced higher mathematics (at grade a) or A-Level further mathematics (at grade a) or admission to a fast track mmath programme.
Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr M Quick
Module teaching staff: Dr J Mitchell