Measure Theory and Stochastic Integration

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MA051

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Financial Mathematics A1F, Mathematics A1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

120 credits including Integration Theory, 10 credits, or Measure and Integration Theory I, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • interpret Brownian motion as a stochastic process on a filtered measurable space;
  • describe the class of continuous martingales;
  • describe the construction of a stochastic integral;
  • use Ito's formula;
  • describe the concept of "quadratic variation" and the martingale characterisation of Brownian motion;
  • formulate the representation theorem for martingales and how to use it;
  • formulate the existence and uniqueness theorems for stochastic differential equations;
  • use diffusion processes as a tool for mathematical modelling;
  • explain the connection between diffusion processes and solutions of parabolic and elliptic partial differential equations;
  • use Girsanov's representation theorem.


Brownian motion. Stochastic integration. Ito's formula. Continuous martingales. The representation theorem for martingales. Stochastic differential equations. Diffusion processes. Girsanov's representation theorem. Applications from selected areas.


Lectures and problem solving sessions.


Compulsory assignments during the course.

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.