Syllabus for Degree Project E in Mathematics

Examensarbete E i matematik


  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 1MA080
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Mathematics A2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-08-30
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-10-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements:

    A Bachelor's degree and, in addition, at least 30 credits in 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 mathematical or statistical knowledge 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

Last modified: 2022-04-26