Fundamentals of Mathematics (G5133)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

Look at some of the most fundamental objects in mathematics upon which most mathematical theories rely for example sets, number systems, functions, groups. We will discuss how to define them rigorously and how they are related to each other. 

You will also develop two important mathematical skills: logical reasoning and writing a mathematical proof. 


100%: Lecture


20%: Coursework (Portfolio, Problem set)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 42 hours of contact time and about 108 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 2024/25. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: