Introductory Maths for Political Science
This information is for the 2023/24 session.
Miss Evgeniya Kudinova
This course is available on the MSc in Political Science (Political Science and Political Economy). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is strongly recommended for MSc in Political Science (Political Science and Political Economy). It is available for students from other streams/programmes with permission of the instructor.
The aim of this pre-sessional course is to provide students with the essential mathematical background for the study of political economy in political science. It is specially tailored to prepare students for the core courses in the MSc Political Science PSPE stream, but can be of use for any student interested in the field.
This course will cover key concepts in algebra (definition of function, derivation, limits), maximization problems (constrained and unconstrained), and some notions of probability (Bayes' rule, random variables).
This course provides 10 hours of introductory sessions at the beginning of the Autumn Term.
Please note that all the teaching for this course will take place in Autumn Term Week 0 (18-22 September 2023).
There is no required reading for this course.
Total students 2022/23: Unavailable
Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable
Controlled access 2022/23: No
Value: Non-credit bearing
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Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills