Degree project and master's degree

In order to graduate, you need following courses:

Degree project E, 30 credits
Advanced courses in mathematics/financial mathematics, 30 cr
Courses at advanced level, 30 cr
Courses at advanced or basic level, 30 cr

There's also the option to graduate after one year. For complete requirements, see programme syllabus.

Degree project

It's a good idea to start thinking about your topic long before you plan to do you degree project. The department arranges a degree project afternoon in May, where some of our researchers will present possible projects. Details will be sent to all master's students by e-mail.

If you know of a researcher whose research you find interesting, it's recommended to contact him/her directly and propose a topic.

If you'd like to do your degree project at a company, contact your study counsellor or the programme coordinator. There are also some tips on the career page.

Register for the degree project

You don't have to apply for the degree project on or When it's time to register, contact your study counsellor.

Information for the supervisors


Apply for a degree

When you're finished with your courses, you won't receive a degree automatically. In stead, you'll have to apply for it at the university's graduation office.

Closing ceremony

All master's students who have graduated or are about to graduate are invited to a closing ceremony in June. 

Previous degree projects

There's a list previous degree projects in mathematics. Note that not all of the projects on the lists are at master's level.

Where do mathematicians work?

There are countless possibilities for mathematicians in the job market, especially in sectors involved in processing large amounts of information. Mathematicians are therefore sought after in many different organizations.

Visit our new career site for math students.

Student service

If you can't find the answers on the web, you are welcome to contact us.

Study counsellors

Your study counsellor answers questions about course content, registration, study options, student exchange, study breaks, degree and career. 

Contact: Olga Kaj and Alma Kirlic

Contact for general questions

If you don't know whom to contact, send an e-mail to masters(at)