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Master's Programme in Mathematics

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120
  • Tuition feeNone

Presentation

Objectives and content

The programme is aimed at students with an interest in mathematics who intend to qualify for research, development or teaching and seek employment where education in mathematics is required or considered an advantage.

Within the Master's Programme in Mathematics, you can choose among the following specialisations, mirroring the four main research groups within pure Mathematics:

  • Algebra: The Master's programme in Algebra gives a general background in mathematics, with special focus on algebra and algebraic geometry. Algebra is a classical field that is associated with the study of polynomials in several variables. Mandatory courses: MAT224, MAT242 and MAT243.
  • Algebraic Geometry: The Master's programme in Algebraic geometry gives a general background in mathematics, with special focus on algebraic geometry. This is an area where one uses techniques from algebra and topology, and often also complex analysis or number theory, to study geometric objects as curves, surfaces and higher dimensional manifolds that can be defined through polynomial equations. Mandatory courses: MAT229, MAT242, MAT243.
  • Mathematical Analysis: The Master's programme in Mathematical Analysis provides a general background in mathematics, with a special focus on mathematical analysis. The original meaning of the word "mathematical analysis" is closely associated with functions of one or more real variables, but modern analysis involves several other topics, some of a more abstract nature, such as general topology, measure theory and functional analysis. Mandatory courses: MAT214, MAT215.
  • Topology: The Master's programme in Topology provides a general background in mathematics, with a special focus on topology and geometry. Topology is a branch of mathematics where geometrical shapes, such as curves, surfaces and higher dimensional spaces, are studied. Mandatory courses: MAT242, MAT243.

Please see each specialization for more details.

Semester

Autumn and spring.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

A first degree (bachelor´s degree) of three or four years´ duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language.

It is important to document the content and learning outcomes of the central mathematics subjects, either with attached course descriptions or with links to web pages where course descriptions can be found. 

For more information regarding admission look at the different specializations, as the admission requirement is different for each specialization.

For international self-financing applicants

Each year the Master's Degree Programme in Mathematics receives more applications from international students than there are places available.

The average grade of the Bachelor's degree must be at least 2nd class upper division/B or the equivalent.

Please see each specialization for more information regarding admission requirement. In your letter of motivation, please indicate which specialization (or specializations in prioritized order) you are mostly interested in, as admission requirements differ for the different specializations.

How many places?

Up to 5 places in total, combined for all specializations, are reserved for qualified international applicants in the Master's Programme in Mathematics.

Application procedure

Follow the guidelines on how to apply depending on which applicant group you belong to.

Semester

Autumn and spring.

Programme structure

Master's Programme in Mathematics (krav 120 SP)
Studieretning
Når du søker opptak til masterprogrammet, kan du prioritere mellom studieretningene.
Algebra (krav 60 SP)
Algebra (krav 60 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAT213Functions of a Complex Variable10-
MAT214Complex Analysis10-
MAT225Number Theory10-
MAT227Combinatorics 10-
MAT229Algebraic Geometry I10-
MAT242Topology10-
MAT244Algebraic Topology10-
MAT322Algebraic Geometry II15-
MAT323Representation Theory10-
MAT325Algebraic Structures10-
MAT342Differential Geometry10-
Algebra/algebraic geometry (krav 60 SP)
Optional subject (krav 60 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAT214Complex Analysis10-
MAT225Number Theory10-
MAT229Algebraic Geometry I10-
MAT242Topology10-
MAT243Manifolds10-
MAT244Algebraic Topology10-
MAT320Introduction in Sheaves and Schemes5-
MAT322Algebraic Geometry II15-
MAT342Differential Geometry10-
Mathematical Analysis (krav 60 SP)
Optional subject (krav 60 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAT214Complex Analysis101–4
MAT215Theory of Measure and Integration101–4
MAT311General Functional Analysis101–4
MAT342Differential Geometry101–4
Topology (krav 60 SP)
Optional subject (krav 60 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAT214Complex Analysis101–4
MAT224Commutative Algebra101–4
MAT225Number Theory101–4
MAT229Algebraic Geometry I101–4
MAT320Introduction in Sheaves and Schemes51–4
MAT322Algebraic Geometry II151–4
MAT342Differential Geometry101–4
MAT344Cohomology51–4
Skoleretta matematikk (krav 60 SP)
Didaktikkemne (krav 30 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Optional subject (krav 60 SP)
You should choose subjects in consultation with your academic supervisor.
Master thesis in Mathematics (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
MAT399Master's Thesis in Mathematics603
Student exchange
Elective course
Study aboard
Study abroad
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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Department of Mathematics: http://www.uib.no/en/math