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.