This course is discontinued

MAT9220 – Algebraic geometry II

Course content

Introduction to algebraic curves and varieties.

Learning outcome

Usage of algebraic methods in geometry.


To participate in this course you must have an admission to a Ph.D.-programme at a Norwegian University or University College.

If you do not have an admission to the Ph.D.-Programme in Science at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO, you have to apply for hospitantstatus (norwegian text) . For more information, please contact the Department.


Formal prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

MAT3200 – Commutative algebra (discontinued)/MAT4200 – Commutative Algebra.

Overlapping courses

10 credits with MAT4210.

20 credits with MAT4220 – Algebraic geometry II (discontinued).

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.


6 hours of lectures/exercises per week.


Oral exam.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams may apply for participation in deferred examinations. Deferred examinations are arranged either later in the same semester or early in the semester following the exam in question. Documentation of valid reasons for absence from the regular exam must be submitted upon application to participate in deferred examinations.

Students who have failed an exam, who withdraw during an exam, and students who wish to retake an exam to achieve a better grade may not participate in deferred exams, but may retake the exam when it is regularly scheduled.

Information about deferred and new examination (also called repeat examination) is found here

More information about examination at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be found here

Facts about this course




Spring 2008

This course was given for the last time spring 2008. It will be replaced by MAT9215 – Algebraic Geometry II.


Spring 2008

Spring. Taught according to demand and resources.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)

The course may also be given in English if PhD-students connected to the Department of Mathematics request it within given deadlines.