**Official length of programme**

Two-year programme, 120 ECTS credits.

**Access requirements**

Applicants must have completed an Undergraduate university programme (first cycle) with at least 180 ECTS credits, providing them with relevant mathematical competencies.

**Name of qualification**

Master of Science in Mathematics

**Programme requirements**

The Graduate University Programme in Theoretical Mathematics is the final part of the fundamental university education of specialists in theoretical mathematics. It provides the second cycle of university education for future mathematicians within the 3 + 2 Bologna system. The first cycle of this education is provided by the three-year Undergraduate University Programme in Mathematics or any related undergraduate or graduate programme in which students attain the mathematical competencies required for enrolment in this programme.

The Graduate University Programme in Theoretical Mathematics, through its course contents as well as its forms and methods of teaching, provides for the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and the understanding of results in theoretical mathematics.

In this course of study, students become familiar with the classical and contemporary accomplishments of algebra and the foundations of mathematics, mathematical analysis, probability theory, geometry, and topology, as well as with some areas of applied mathematics (e.g. differential equations), and other sciences which are closely connected with mathematics.

In this programme students develop the ability to understand complex mathematical proofs, and thus also logical argumentation in more general situations, the skill to apply different mathematical methods and techniques toward the solution of concrete tasks, and the ability to pose and creatively solve mathematical problems. The programme also provides a good basis for their further self-education in mathematics and other sciences.

**Professional status**

Holders of the Master of Science degree in Theoretical Mathematics are qualified for work in the scientific research and higher education system (universities, polytechnics, research institutes) in entrance-level teaching or research positions (assistant, young researcher and associate) in mathematics; they are also qualified to begin their own research in mathematics.

**Access to further study**

After completing this graduate university programme, students are qualified for postgraduate (doctoral or specialist) programmes at the Department of Mathematics, in accordance with the enrolment conditions for the academic year in which they apply. The received knowledge and acquired skills also qualify students for continued study in related postgraduate (doctoral or specialist) programmes at other higher education institutions. The conditions of enrolment in postgraduate programmes at other higher education institutions are determined by those institutions.