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MAT-2300 Algebra 1 - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for matematikk og statistikk

Type of course

The course is included in the study program mathematical scienses - bachelor (mathematics and statistics). It may also be taken independent of study program.

Course overlap

MA-232 Algebra i - introductory theory of groups, rings and fields 9 stp

Course contents

This course is required for all masters students in pure mathematics. It is also appropriate for students who need basic knowledge of algebra for applications in computer science, physics or chemistry. Covers the theory of groups, rings and fields with applications.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse og følgende spesielle opptakskrav:

Matematikk R1 + R2 og i tillegg enten:

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects).

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website -

Recommended prerequisites is MAT-1004 Linear algebra or equal .

Application code is 9336.

Objective of the course

The students should know, and be able to use, the following concepts in simple problems:

Language of instruction

The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 h Coursework: 30 h