Learning outcomes

In this master programme you concentrate on mathematical issues or on the mathematical aspects of issues obtained from other disciplines. You get a solid foundation in mathematics and the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the many specializations in the subject.

After completing master in Mathematics, you have achieved:


  • You have deep insight, understanding and intuition within a limited area of mathematics, depending on the field of study and the choice of master's project.
  • You have solid experience in using mathematical language.
  • Throughout the master's degree, you have gained good experience of using and understanding various general science-based proficiency skills. This involves having knowledge of the contexts of the different techniques, but also gaining experience in determining whether a proof is formally correct.


  • You can engage in complex mathematical problems, clarify issues and find suitable solution methods. In the work of the master's project, you have gained training in incorporating relevant academic literature and using it in an active and critical manner in relation to your own project.
  • You can formulate a theoretical or practical problem in a mathematical language, and ability to work towards a solution of the problem within a formally correct framework. Whether the master's project originates in a mathematical problem or in a more used problem, you will be trained to find solutions that are logically correct, based on the axiomatic basis in question. You will also be able to have some experience of changing this basis, so as to work out a theory that will be better suited to understanding the current issue.

General competence

  • You can formulate precisely and scientifically, in Norwegian and English, as well as written and oral. During the course of the Master's thesis, students receive feedback on both the form and the content of their written work. At the final master hearing, the student presents his results and discusses them with external and internal sensor.
  • You know the main lines in the development of mathematics and mathematics subdisciplines. Through the work of the master's project, students will acquaint themselves with the historical development of the student's field of study, as well as mathematics in their general public.
  • You can reflect on key ethical and scientific issues in relation to own and others' work. The master's program in mathematics helps to develop the student's curiosity and give him or her understanding and respect for scientific values ​​such as openness, precision, punctuality and the importance of distinguishing between knowledge and opinions.

Learning outcomes for students who attended this study programme Autumn 2017 or earlier.

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Published May 23, 2017 12:30 PM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2018 11:06 AM