Degree Project D in Mathematics

15 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MA081

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Mathematics A1E
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2007
Responsible department
Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree and in addition at least 15 credits in Mathematics at advanced level.

Learning outcomes

To pass the course the student should be able to

  • plan, carry out and present an independent work that requires 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.


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.

No reading list found.