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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.

Programme content and specialisations

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 Financial Mathematics

First term First term

Modules and Homological Algebra, 10 ECTS Microeconomics I, 7,5 ECTS


Measure and Integration Theory I & II, 10 ECTS Finance Theory I, 7,5 ECTS
Topology, 10 ECTS Macroeconomics I, 7,5 ECTS
Financial Mathematics II, 7,5 ECTS
Second and third term
Second term
Courses totalling 60 ECTS chosen from:
Analysis on Manifolds, 10 ECTC Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS
Analytic Number Theory, 10 ECTS Parabolic Differential Equations, 5 ECTS
Analytic Functions, 10 ECTS Courses with a total sum of 20 ECTS chosen among:
Differential Topology, 10 ECTS Markov Processes, 10 ECTS
Functional Analysis I, 5 ECTS Analysis of Time Series, 10 ECTS
Functional Analysis II, 5 ECTS Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations, 5 ECTS
Selected Topics in Mathematics, 5 ECTS Optimization Methods, 5 ECTS
Chaotic Dynamical Systems, 10 ECTS Elective master courses in Economics, 10 ECTS
Lie Groups, 10 ECTS
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Third term
Theory of Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS
Measure and Integration Theory I, 5 ECTS
Ordinary Differential Equations II, 5 ECTS
Measure Theory and Stochastic Integration, 5 ECTS
Representation Theory for Finite Groups, 10 ECTS
Financial Mathematics III, 10 ECTS
Wavelets, 5 ECTS
Elective course from the master programmes in Mathe-
matics or Economics, 10 ECTS
Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS Fourth term

Master thesis, 30 ECTS


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Applied Mathematics Mathematical Statistics

First term First term

Applied Mathematics, 10 ECTS Mathematical Statistics, 15 ECTS


Functional Analysis I, 5 ECTS Computer-intensive Statistical Methods and Data
Ordinary Differential Equations II, 5 ECTS Mining, 10 ECTS
Stochastic Processes, 10 ECTS Elective course, 5 ECTS

Second and third term Second term

Computing Science III, 5 ECTS Markov Processes, 10 ECTS


Finite Element Method, 5 ECTS Analysis of Time Series, 10 ECTS
Functional Analysis II, 5 ECTS Elective course, 10 ECTS
Chaotic Dynamical Systems, 10 ECTS
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS Third term
Theory of Partial Differential Equations, 5 ECTS
Courses totalling 30 ECTS chosen from:
Master courses from the other specialisations or Master
Measure and Integration Theory I, 5 ECTS
courses in Numerical Analysis, Automatic Control,
Measure Theory and Stochastic Integration, 5 ECTS
Signal Processing and System Identification, 25 ECTS
Probability Theory, 10 ECTS
Selected Topics in Mathematical Statistics, 5 ECTS
Fourth term
Stochastic Processes, 10 ECTS
Master thesis, 30 ECTS Bayesian Methods, 7.5 ECTS
Epidemiology, 7.5 ECTS
Generalized Linear Models, 7.5 ECTS
Non-parametric Methods, 7.5 ECTS
Applied Logic Survival Analysis, 7.5 ECTS
Life Insurance Mathematics, 7.5 ECTS
First term Property Insurance Mathematics, 7.5 ECTS

Applied Logic, 10 ECTS


Semantic Methods, 10 ECTS Fourth term
Elective course, 10 ECTS Master thesis, 30 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


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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

Student accomodation: www.studentstaden.se


Uppsala University : www.uu.se/english
Higher education in Sweden: www.studyinsweden.se
Swedish institute: www.svenskainstitutet.se
Swedish Migration Board: www.migrationsverket.se
Sweden: www.sweden.se