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Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: GR11
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered
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Module details

Programme Year One

You will take (a-c), either (d) or (h), Modern French Language (double module), and two other modules of French. After passing the first year, you have the flexibility of transfer to G110 if you wish, subject to approval.

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Calculus I (MATH101)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    1.       To introduce the basic ideas of differential and integral calculus, to develop the basic  skills required to work with them and to  apply these skills to a range of problems.

    2.       To introduce some of the fundamental concepts and techniques of real analysis, including limits and continuity.

    3.       To introduce the notions of sequences and series and of their convergence.

    Learning Outcomes

     differentiate and integrate a wide range of functions;


    ​sketch graphs and solve problems involving optimisation and mensuration

    ​understand the notions of sequence and series and apply a range of tests to determine if a series is convergent

  • Calculus II (MATH102)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    ·      To discuss local behaviour of functions using Taylor’s theorem.

    ·      To introduce multivariable calculus including partial differentiation, gradient, extremum values and double integrals.

    Learning Outcomes

      use Taylor series to obtain local approximations to functions; 

    ​obtain partial derivaties and use them in several applications such as, error analysis, stationary points change of variables

    ​evaluate double integrals using Cartesian and Polar Co-ordinates

  • Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH103)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims
    •      To develop techniques of complex numbers and linear algebra, including equation solving, matrix arithmetic and the computation of eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
    •      To develop geometrical intuition in 2 and 3 dimensions.
    •      To introduce students to the concept of subspace in a concrete situation.
    •    To provide a foundation for the study of linear problems both within mathematics and in other subjects.
    Learning Outcomes

     manipulate complex numbers and solve simple equations involving them   

    ​solve arbitrary systems of linear equations

    ​understand and use matrix arithmetic, including the computation of matrix inverses

    ​compute and use determinants

    ​understand and use vector methods in the geometry of 2 and 3 dimensions

    ​calculate eigenvalues and eigenvectors and, if time permits, apply these calculations to the geometry of conics and quadrics

  • Beginners' French 1 (FREN101)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

     

    1.      Develop a very basic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking French.2.      Provide students with an understanding of very basic structures of French grammar.3.      Provide an introduction to the culture and society of France. 4.      Develop some intercultural understanding.
    Learning Outcomes

    Apply basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in line with the A1 level in French in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of French.

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the countries in which French is spoken.

  • Beginners' French 2 (FREN102)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims1.      Develop a basic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking French.2.      Provide students with an understanding of elementary French grammar.3.      Develop some understanding of the culture and society of France.4.      Develop some intercultural understanding.
    Learning Outcomes

    Apply elementary reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in line with the A2 level in French in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the elementary structures of French.

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the countries in which French is spoken.

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Teaching and Learning

Your learning activities will consist of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, problem classes, private study and supervised project work. In Year One, lectures are supplemented by a thorough system of group tutorials and computing work is carried out in supervised practical classes. Key study skills, presentation skills and group work start in first-year tutorials and are developed later in the programme. The emphasis in most modules is on the development of problem solving skills, which are regarded very highly by employers. Project supervision is on a one-to-one basis, apart from group projects in Year Two.


Assessment

Most modules are assessed by a two and a half hour examination in January or May, but many have an element of coursework assessment. This might be through homework, class tests, mini-project work or key skills exercises.