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Programme Structure

Programme modules/courses

The programme consists of two course blocks – alternative-compulsory courses (45 ECTS credits) and elective courses (45 ECTS credits) - and a thesis comprising 30 ECTS credits. The thesis can be carried out in mathematics or numerical analysis.

Alternative compulsory courses: (45 ECTS credits) must be chosen among courses at the advanced level either in mathematics or in numerical analysis. The list of available courses is accessible on the left menu.

Elective courses: The choice of courses within the programme is highly dependent on prior knowledge, subject of interest and career aspirations of each student.  A student already determined to pursue a doctoral degree in pure mathematics or numerical analysis might choose additional 45 ECTS credits of advanced courses in these disciplines to obtain a deep knowledge of the subject as a basis for his future studies. Courses in applied mathematics and mathematical statistics available the Department of Mathematical Statistics and the Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering are also highly recommended. 

A student planning to work with applied mathematics directly after graduation can choose up to 45 ECTS, including some on basic level, in a different subject relevant for the applications of mathematics, for example in physics or economics. Individual student counselling is available throughout the entire programme. 

Note that due to the very flexible structure of the programme, the students must apply for the courses that they choose to take the following semester. The application is normally done via universityadmissions.se. Students are welcome to contact the director of studies and the student counsellor for guidance regarding their choice of courses.

Master’s Degree Thesis: As mentioned above, the thesis comprises 30 ECTS credits and can be on a topic of interest in pure or applied mathematics (code MATM01) or in numerical analysis and scientific computing (code NUMM11). The thesis can be carried out during the last semester of the programme or during the entire second year in parallel to other relevant courses within the programme.

The topic is chosen in cooperation with an advisor at the department and may be either of theoretical nature or within an applied area together with an industrial partner.