Mathematical Concepts (G6012)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

In this introductory mathematics module, you explore the fundamental mathematical concepts and skills needed for all Informatics degrees.

In this module, you cover topics such as:

  • basic set theory
  • number systems
  • regular expressions
  • finite state automata
  • functions
  • basic calculus
  • basic linear algebra
  • proof by induction
  • an introduction to the concepts of probability theory and statistics.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Test)
50%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.