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Mathematics, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #67 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
This is an opportunity to learn in a 'flipped' classroom where the focus is on your understanding. We use traditional and computerised assessment methods in conjunction with pre-session readings to provide regular feedback. 
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This is a triptych of courses to be taken together:

  • linear algebra
  • differential equations
  • Scotland, the city of Glasgow and the origins of the modern world.

The Mathematics proggramme is offered by the University of Glasgow.  

The differential equations course introduces general theory and methods for solutions covering; first and second order differential equations, separation of variables, linear differential equations, systems of first order equations, nonlinear differential equations and stability.

You will also examine the history, politics, culture and socio-economic development of Scotland. The ideas of cultural figures living in Scotland during the Scottish Enlightenment shaped the world, contributing to inventions including the steam engine, television, the telephone, penicillin, radar, and electromagnetism.


Assessment for the mathematics courses is based on:

  •  course engagement (10%),
  •  per-class e-assessed assignments (20%),
  • per-week handwritten and communicated exercises (20%),
  •  a 90-minute written examination (50%).

Final assessment:

  • 1,500-word written report (75%),
  • participation in a group presentation (25%).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
    • Duration description

      24 June - 16 August

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The central topics of the linear algebra course are:

  • the basic theory of vector spaces; and the concept of a linear transformation, with emphasis on the use of matrices to represent linear maps.
  • Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are also defined and studied so that the process of diagonalising a square matrix can be discussed.

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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)

If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
  • we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 21 days.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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