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    Hello,
    I was recently looking at the physics masters course that Manchester offer, and noticed that there are only 46 lectures of pure mathematics that are compulsory in the first year. This compared to another university such as Durham that I was looking at, which has 126 lectures of pure maths in the first year.

    This equates to around 20% of maths in the first year at Manchester, and around 40% at Durham. I was wondering if anyone knew why the amount of maths differs so much and if I'm missing anything important.

    Help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Do you know the course names / hours per course?
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    Here are the two courses I was comparing:
    http://bluebook.physics.manchester.a...tyrs1prog.html
    https://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/underg...ses/mphysphys/

    There are 138 core physics lectures, the two maths modules have 46 lectures and so there's 20% maths in the first year. I did the same for Durham, which turned out to be 45% of pure maths.
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    (Original post by _Anon')
    Hello,
    I was recently looking at the physics masters course that Manchester offer, and noticed that there are only 46 lectures of pure mathematics that are compulsory in the first year. This compared to another university such as Durham that I was looking at, which has 126 lectures of pure maths in the first year.

    This equates to around 20% of maths in the first year at Manchester, and around 40% at Durham. I was wondering if anyone knew why the amount of maths differs so much and if I'm missing anything important.

    Help would be greatly appreciated!
    I don't think you're missing anything unless I'm missing something as well. I did the supposedly harder Maths modules for undergraduate mathematicians at Durham so I don't have personal experience of Single Maths A and B, but from what I gather they are fairly thorough, involve a lot of work and can have fairly brutal/savage final exams. They might honestly be somewhat overkill.
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    (Original post by _Anon')
    Here are the two courses I was comparing:
    http://bluebook.physics.manchester.a...tyrs1prog.html
    https://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/underg...ses/mphysphys/

    There are 138 core physics lectures, the two maths modules have 46 lectures and so there's 20% maths in the first year. I did the same for Durham, which turned out to be 45% of pure maths.
    Unless I'm missing something 46 out of 138 is 33.3%
    The other possibility is the amount of workshops and tutorials make up the difference.
 
 
 
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