Algebra (G5096)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

Topics covered on this module include:

  • definition of a group, examples, abelian groups, subgroups, cosets, Lagrange's theorem, cyclic groups
  • the symmetric group S_n and conjugacy
  • homomorphisms, normal subgroups and quotient groups
  • definition of a ring, examples, polynomial rings, ideals and homomorphisms
  • definition of a field and construction of extensions.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 43 hours of contact time and about 107 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.