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MT5824 Topics in Groups

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:10.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

The overall aim of this module is to build on the foundations established in MT4003/MT4603, and take the students further into this important and beautiful branch of mathematics. More specifically, through a selection of topics, some of which will be of current research interest in St Andrews, it will introduce students to advanced techniques of handling groups and classifying them.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


At least three from MT5821, MT5823 - MT5830, MT5836 and MT5990 compulsory for MMath Pure Mathematics. At least 60 credits from MT5751 - MT5753, MT575 - MT5759, MT5802, MT5806, MT5809, MT5810, MT5821, MT5823 - MT5830, MT5836, MT5852, MT5990 and ID5059 compulsory for MMath Mathematics.

Optional for all other undergraduate programmes in the School.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT4003


Optional for all Postgraduate Programmes within the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10), 1 tutorial and 1 examples class (weeks 2 - 11).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 45
  • Guided independent study: 155

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr C P Bleak
Module teaching staff:Dr C P Bleak