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Im doing a maths degree and was wondering if I can take a module from yr 2 in yr 1?

Anyone else done this?

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I obviously can't speak for every course and every university, but generally the first year modules are fixed, and you start choosing which options to take in year 2 (or 3, in some case).


TL;DR: I doubt it.
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Im doing a maths degree and was wondering if I can take a module from yr 2 in yr 1?

Anyone else done this?

Thank you.
Depends on the university, the module, and a few other things.

I would typically guess not, which is why they are second year modules.

For instance you couldn't take a module on topology without first learning some analysis.
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Depends on the university, the module, and a few other things.

I would typically guess not, which is why they are second year modules.

For instance you couldn't take a module on topology without first learning some analysis.
I want to take real analysis in year 1.

There are some unis that do, analysis 1, analysis 2 and analysis 3 in years 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Whereas my uni just does real analysis in year 2. Can you explain the difference?

Also is there any difference between 'real analysis' and just 'analysis' ?
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I want to take real analysis in year 1.

There are some unis that do, analysis 1, analysis 2 and analysis 3 in years 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Whereas my uni just does real analysis in year 2. Can you explain the difference?

Also is there any difference between 'real analysis' and just 'analysis' ?
Different unis run analysis at different times. It is by far the hardest topic in university maths in my opinion, but by far the most interesting which is why I'm specialising in it.

My uni did analysis I in term 1 year 1, analysis II in term 2 year 1 and analysis III in term 1 year 2. From there analysis is optional.

From what I've seen the analysis I have studied is basically the same as real analysis. However in second year I also studied complex analysis. So I think calling it real analysis just differentiates it from complex analysis which is quite different! So analysis is practically real analysis, and complex analysis is different.

Let me know if this doesn't make sense? I've read it and think it does, but not 100% sure! It will make more sense when you study it! Analysis is great! Which uni are you studying at? Looking at the course outline will make it easier for me to explain
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Different unis run analysis at different times. It is by far the hardest topic in university maths in my opinion, but by far the most interesting which is why I'm specialising in it.

My uni did analysis I in term 1 year 1, analysis II in term 2 year 1 and analysis III in term 1 year 2. From there analysis is optional.

From what I've seen the analysis I have studied is basically the same as real analysis. However in second year I also studied complex analysis. So I think calling it real analysis just differentiates it from complex analysis which is quite different! So analysis is practically real analysis, and complex analysis is different.

Let me know if this doesn't make sense? I've read it and think it does, but not 100% sure! It will make more sense when you study it! Analysis is great! Which uni are you studying at? Looking at the course outline will make it easier for me to explain

Im going to start at kings college.

That makes sense thanks. How easy do you think it is to transfer universities I'm doing straight Maths, and wanted to transfer to ucl?

Say if some of the modules from the uni you attend and want to transfer to don't match up, is a transfer to that uni still possible?


Btw did mercer offer you a job after you graduate?
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Im going to start at kings college.

That makes sense thanks. How easy do you think it is to transfer universities I'm doing straight Maths, and wanted to transfer to ucl?

Say if some of the modules from the uni you attend and want to transfer to don't match up, is a transfer to that uni still possible?


Btw did mercer offer you a job after you graduate?
Ah okay, kcl is a good maths uni, your calculus I and II modules in first year may contain a bit of analysis. Like defining differentiation and integration. I'm not too sure though. You're bound to do loads though.

I don't really know about moving universities to be honest, I hear of a lot of people wanting to move between universities after a year or 2, but once people get settled in they don't tend to want to move, and for that reason I don't actually know anyone who has moved!

If you're set on it or even want to know what it would take I would email UCL maths department or admissions team now and find out what options you have

I wouldn't know about modules varying at universities, I imagine there will be major similarities between most universities modules...

Yes they did offer me a job for when I graduate
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Ah okay, kcl is a good maths uni, your calculus I and II modules in first year may contain a bit of analysis. Like defining differentiation and integration. I'm not too sure though. You're bound to do loads though.

I don't really know about moving universities to be honest, I hear of a lot of people wanting to move between universities after a year or 2, but once people get settled in they don't tend to want to move, and for that reason I don't actually know anyone who has moved!

If you're set on it or even want to know what it would take I would email UCL maths department or admissions team now and find out what options you have

I wouldn't know about modules varying at universities, I imagine there will be major similarities between most universities modules...

Yes they did offer me a job for when I graduate
Well done

I hope to follow in your foot steps

Thanks for all the help
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Well done

I hope to follow in your foot steps

Thanks for all the help
Haha, thanks? Just go your own path. Doing a maths degree at a good uni, you have a lot of doors open! Good luck!
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