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M aster P rograMMe in M atheMatics Programme content and specialisations The research in mathematics

Master PrograMMe in

MatheMatics

M aster P rograMMe in M atheMatics Programme content and specialisations The research in mathematics is

Programme content and specialisations

The research in mathematics is especially strong in analysis, analytical number theory, algebra, topology, geometry, mathematical logic, and probability theory and statistics. As a student you will come in close contact with the frontlines of research.

The master programme in mathematics has five specialisations. All of them are designed to provide a good basis for doctoral studies in some area of mathe- matics but will also prepare you for a career outside the university.

Most teachers on the Master programme in Mathe- matics are members of one of the research groups at the Department of Mathematics. There are active re- search groups with seminars of their own in Algebra and Geometry, Analysis, Analytic Number Theory, Complex Analysis and Geometry, Digital Geometry, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, Mat- hematics Education and History of Mathematics, Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Statis- tics and Topology. For information about current research and about the members of the groups, see www.math.uu.se/research/. Research in various areas of Applied Mathematics, such as Numerical Analysis, Automatic Control, Signal Processing and System Identification, is also conducted at the Department of Information Technology, www.it.uu.se.

The programme covers two academic years and has five specialisations:

Pure Mathematics Financial Mathematics Mathematical statistics applied Mathematics applied Logic

The specialisations have different entrance requirements and they have separate courses during the first term of the programme, although many courses are common to two or more specialisations thereafter.

Career opportunities

All five specialisations are designed to provide a good basis for later doctoral studies and at the same time prepare the student for a professional career outside the university. Career opportunities in the general areas of mathematical statistics and financial mathematics have been quite good over the last few years, both nationally in Sweden and internationally.

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There is a shortage of statisticians with a solid mathematical background, and the growing importance of financial markets and international trade will probably continue to create a need for people with a good knowledge of financial mathematics and related areas.

Applied Mathematics and Applied Logic are two specialisations designed to prepare the student for employment in areas where mathematical modelling and computations play a central role. In addition to traditional courses in applied mathematics, the student is expected to choose courses from Automatic Control, Numerical Analysis, Signal Processing and/or Computer Science, etc in order to give the educa- tion a particular edge, which should make it possible for him or her to compete successfully with graduate engineers in areas with a traditionally strong labour market.

Pure MatheMatiCs

First term

Modules and Homological Algebra, 10 ECTS Measure and Integration Theory I & II, 10 ECTS Topology, 10 ECTS

second and third term

Courses totalling 60 ECTS chosen from:

Analysis on Manifolds, 10 ECTC Analytic Number Theory, 10 ECTS Analytic Functions, 10 ECTS Differential Topology, 10 ECTS Functional Analysis I, 5 ECTS Functional Analysis II, 5 ECTS Selected Topics in Mathematics, 5 ECTS Chaotic Dynamical Systems, 10 ECTS Lie Groups, 10 ECTS Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Theory of Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Ordinary Differential Equations II, 5 ECTS Representation Theory for Finite Groups, 10 ECTS Wavelets, 5 ECTS

Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS

FinanCial MatheMatiCs

First term

Microeconomics I, 7,5 ECTS Finance Theory I, 7,5 ECTS Macroeconomics I, 7,5 ECTS Financial Mathematics II, 7,5 ECTS

second term

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Parabolic Differential Equations, 5 ECTS courses with a total sum of 20 ects chosen among:

Markov Processes, 10 ECTS Analysis of Time Series, 10 ECTS Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Optimization Methods, 5 ECTS Elective master courses in Economics, 10 ECTS

third term

Measure and Integration Theory I, 5 ECTS Measure Theory and Stochastic Integration, 5 ECTS Financial Mathematics III, 10 ECTS Elective course from the master programmes in Mathe- matics or Economics, 10 ECTS

Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS

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aPPlied MatheMatiCs

First term

Applied Mathematics, 10 ECTS Functional Analysis I, 5 ECTS Ordinary Differential Equations II, 5 ECTS Stochastic Processes, 10 ECTS

second and third term

Computing Science III, 5 ECTS Finite Element Method, 5 ECTS Functional Analysis II, 5 ECTS Chaotic Dynamical Systems, 10 ECTS Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Theory of Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Master courses from the other specialisations or Master courses in Numerical Analysis, Automatic Control, Signal Processing and System Identification, 25 ECTS

Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS

aPPlied logiC

First term

Applied Logic, 10 ECTS Semantic Methods, 10 ECTS Elective course, 10 ECTS

second and third term

Complexity Theory, 10 ECTS Type Theory and Lambda Calculus, 10 ECTS Master courses from the other specialisations or from the Master programme in Computer Science, 40 ECTS

Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS

MatheMatiCal statistiCs

First term

Mathematical Statistics, 15 ECTS Computer-intensive Statistical Methods and Data Mining, 10 ECTS Elective course, 5 ECTS

second term

Markov Processes, 10 ECTS Analysis of Time Series, 10 ECTS Elective course, 10 ECTS

third term

Courses totalling 30 ECTS chosen from:

Measure and Integration Theory I, 5 ECTS Measure Theory and Stochastic Integration, 5 ECTS Probability Theory, 10 ECTS Selected Topics in Mathematical Statistics, 5 ECTS Stochastic Processes, 10 ECTS Bayesian Methods, 7.5 ECTS Epidemiology, 7.5 ECTS Generalized Linear Models, 7.5 ECTS Non-parametric Methods, 7.5 ECTS Survival Analysis, 7.5 ECTS Life Insurance Mathematics, 7.5 ECTS Property Insurance Mathematics, 7.5 ECTS

Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS

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eligibility requirements and selection

Pure Mathematics Eligibility requirements: Bachelor of Science including 90 ECTS credits in mathematics. Proficiency in English (see webinformation). Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in relevant fields, degree project (if any), and statement of intent.

Financial Mathematics Eligibility requirements: Bachelor of Science including 90 ECTS credits in mathematics with at least 20 ECTS credits in probability theory, programming and/or numerical analysis. Proficiency in English (see webinformation). Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in relevant fields, degree project (if any), and statement of intent.

Mathematical statistics Eligibility requirements: Bachelor of Science including 90 ECTS credits in mathematics with at least 30 credits in mathematical statistics. Proficiency in English (see webinformation). Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in relevant fields, degree project (if any), and statement of intent.

applied Logic Eligibility requirements: Bachelor of Science including 60 ECTS credits in computer science and 60 ECTS credits in mathematics with at least 15 credits in basic logic and discrete mathematics. Proficiency in Eng- lish (see webinformation). Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in relevant fields, degree project (if any), and statement of intent.

applied Mathematics Eligibility requirements: Bachelor of Science including, either 90 ECTS credits in mathematics with at least 20 credits in numerical analysis, programming and/or probability, or 60 credits in mathematics and 60 credits in Physics, Technology or Computer Science. Proficiency in English (see webinformation). Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in relevant fields, degree project (if any), and statement of intent.

higher education in sweden

The Swedish academic year consists of two terms. The autumn term begins in late August and ends in mid-January. The spring term follows directly and ends at the beginning of June. From autumn term 2007, Swedish higher education will be fully adapted to the Bologna model for a harmonised European system for higher education. Uppsala University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, and an MSc degree from our university will give you an internationally recognised and highly valued degree.

length of study and credits required – eCts credits

ECTS is an abbreviation for the European Credit Transfer System - a common study credit system adop- ted by the European countries. A single year of study is equivalent to 60 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS credits). A Master programme consists of 2 years of full-time study (e.g. 120 ECTS credits).

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grading and degree

Successful completion of the programme leads to an internationally recognised Master of Science degree.

application

The closing date for application is February 1, 2007. The programme begins in late August, 2007. Applications to Master’s programmes at Uppsala University are made on-line. Please visit our web-site and fill in the form, print it out, and sign your application. Attach all required documentation and mail your application to the address on the form. Applications are not valid until all required documents have reached Uppsala University before the closing date.

More information

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