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Further Pure Mathematics, Short Course

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The Further Pure Mathematics programme delivered by The Open University UK introduces important topics in the theory of pure mathematics including: number theory; the algebraic theory of rings and fields; and metric spaces.
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By studying the Further Pure Mathematics programme delivered by The Open University UK, you will develop your understanding of group theory and real analysis and will see how some of these ideas are applied to cryptography and fractals. 

To successfully study this module you must have a keen interest in developing your ability to write mathematical proofs and already have a sound knowledge of group theory, linear algebra, convergence of real sequences and series, and continuity of real functions, as provided by our level 2 module, Pure mathematics.

Support from your tutor

You will have a tutor who will mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. We may also be able to offer group tutorials (either face-to-face or online) or day schools that you are encouraged, but not obliged, to attend. Where your face-to-face tutorials are held will depend on the distribution of students taking the module.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

This module is based around six books with each one developing a particular topic in pure mathematics:

  • Number Theory
  • Groups
  • Numbers and Rings
  • Metric spaces 
  • Rings and Fields

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from studies at OU levels 1 and 2. They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject, preferably with the OU. 

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