Syllabus for Degree Project E in Financial Mathematics

Examensarbete E i finansiell matematik


  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 1MA182
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Financial Mathematics A2E

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2009-08-27
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2019
  • Entry requirements:

    A Bachelor's degree and, in addition, at least 30 credits in financial mathematics at Master's level. Admission requires a project plan accepted by the department. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Mathematics

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • plan, carry out and present an independent work that requires creativity, a deep knowledge in Financial Mathematics as well as a study of original scientific papers, or - should the work be done outside the university - a study of relevant technical literature;
  • give a correct and linguistically good presentation of his or her work, scientific as well as popular, for various groups;
  • comment and give constructive criticism on other persons' presentations within the subject area.


The nature of the independent work will be dependent on the student's field of study and interests. For example, the student could

  • contribute to the mathematical research by obtaining original results;
  • make a thorough study of a research paper, supplementing it with detailed explanations, proofs and examples;
  • carry out the mathematical analysis and treatment of a problem that originates from some interdisciplinary area;
  • investigate an industrial problem or a problem from the public sector, the solution of which requires sophisticated mathematical and statistical methods.


The degree project is carried out under the guidance of a supervisor who provides further instructions.


A scientific report should be written and then presented orally at a seminar. Both the report and the presentation should be of sufficient quality. The report should contain a popular summary and summary in English. To pass the course the student must also participate as an opponent at another student's presentation or participate actively in a research seminar.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Literature is determined individually for each student after consultation with the supervisor