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Abstract Algebra 1


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Our Abstract Algebra 1 short course teaches you the key concepts from abstract algebra. We will cover material on algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, fields and vector spaces.

This short course is offered via distance learning. Each week, we will guide you through a series of learning steps using short instructional videos, online quizzes to test your understanding, live virtual classes, full course notes, and exercises to try at home. The course materials and content have been specifically developed to meet the needs of distance learners and offer the flexibility you need to combine study with work.

Whether you are looking to complement your previous mathematical education or progress to further study, this Abstract Algebra 1 short course will extend and refresh your skills and background knowledge in mathematics. By the end of the course, you will have gained:

  • knowledge and understanding of, and the ability to use, mathematical methods and techniques
  • knowledge and understanding of a range of results in mathematics
  • an appreciation of the need for proof in mathematics, and the ability to follow and construct mathematical arguments
  • an understanding of the importance of assumptions and an awareness of where they are used and the possible consequences of their violation
  • an appreciation of the power of generalisation and abstraction in the development of mathematical theories.

Assessment of this course is via coursework (20%) and a final examination (80%).

15 credits at level 6

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    This postgraduate-level course is ideal for those with undergraduate experience in a quantitative subject.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.