Durham University
Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2018-2019 (archived)


Department: Mathematical Sciences


Type Open Level 4 Credits 20 Availability Not available in 2018/19 Module Cap Location Durham


  • Complex Analysis II (MATH2011) and Analysis in Many Variables II (MATH2031)


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • Analysis III (MATH3011)


  • To provide the student with basic ideas of measure, integration, and their applications.


  • Set theory.
  • Metric spaces.
  • Advanced concepts in continuity.
  • Measure theory.
  • Integration.
  • Convergence theorems.
  • Banach and Hilbert spaces.
  • Harmonic analysis.
  • Reading material on special topics in real analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • By the end of the module students will:
  • be able to solve novel and/or complex problems in Analysis.
  • have a systematic and coherent understanding of theoretical mathematics in the field of Analysis.
  • have acquired a coherent body of knowledge of these subjects demonstrated through one or more of the following topic areas:
  • Topology.
  • Measure theory.
  • Functional analysis.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Students will have highly specialised and advanced mathematical skills which will be used with minimal guidance in the following areas: Spatial awareness.
  • Ability to read independently to acquire knowledge and understanding in special topics in real analysis.
Key Skills:
  • Students will have enhanced problem solving skills.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Lectures demonstrate what is required to be learned and the application of the theory to practical examples.
  • Subject material assigned for independent study develops the ability to acquire knowledge and understanding without dependence on lectures.
  • Assignments for self-study develop problem-solving skills and enable students to test and develop their knowledge and understanding.
  • Formatively assessed assignments provide practice in the application of logic and high level of rigour as well as feedback for the students and the lecturer on students' progress.
  • The end-of-year examination assesses the knowledge acquired and the ability to solve predictable and unpredictable problems.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 42 2 per week for 20 weeks and 2 in term 3 1 Hour 42
Problems Classes 8 Four in each of terms 1 and 2 1 Hour 8
Preparation and Reading 150
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Examination Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written examination 3 Hours 100%

Formative Assessment:

Eight written assignments to be assessed and returned. Other assignments are set for self-study and complete solutions are made available to students.

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University