MATS9050 Thesis (15 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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Thesis for students that study mathematics as a minor subject.


The thesis work is carried out independently but under guidance. The subject of the thesis must be agreed in advance with the supervisor.

Learning outcomes

After writing a thesis, the student is able to make structured presentations on broader mathematical issues, is able to use language and notations carefully to to present mathematics, and knows how to consider the target audience when making mathematical representations.. 

Additional information

Accepted theses are public and they have to be saved in the JYX publication archive of the University Library before final course credits are given.

Description of prerequisites

Matematiikan aine- ja syventävistä opinnoista pitää olla laaja ja perusteellinen tuntemus, jotta pystyy soveltamaan oppimaansa matemaattisten ongelmien ratkaisemiseen ja käsittelyyn.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The successful completion of the study module requires the student to be able to independently produce a written thesis that is in accordance with the thesis writing guidelines of the department. The assessment will focus on the consistency and coherence of the text, the use of literature, final quality of the thesis and language usage, the author's independence and timeliness, and the subject-specific assessment (difficulty of the topic, and logic and correctness of argumentation).
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Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (15 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
English, Finnish