In this course, the student is trained in specifying, planning, carrying out and presenting a thesis project with scientific qualities. The course builds on selected advanced courses in the subject, and treats topics more advanced than in standard courses in mathematical statistics. The scientific method is treated, as regards ways of posing a research question, collecting, reading and analysing background materials, and presenting scope, limitations, methods and conclusions. An important part of the course consists in producing a written report with scietific qualities, and presenting ones work orally and in written form in seminars.
In a degree, this course may not be included together with another course with a similar content. If unsure, students should ask the Director of Studies in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The course can also be included in the subject area of computational science and engineering.
Thesis Project for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics, 30 hp
Autumn Term 2017
Lectures begin on week starting 28 August 2017
Lectures end during the week of 8 January 2018
English (upon request)
Type of studies
The course requires courses in Mathematics minimum 120 ECTS-credits including at least 30 ECTS-credits on advanced level and a Bachelor Thesis (minimum 15 ECTS). Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 5/A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
18 April 2017.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.