MATS1060 Getting acquainted with mathematical research (1–3 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


The course consists of several separate modules that familiarize the student with the department. These include thesis defenses, seminars, interviews, literature exercises, and assignments based on these.

Learning outcomes

The student

  • gets acquainted with the mathematical research and its significance in the university,
  • can name and describe a few areas of research, and
  • can tell about the studies and work of a researcher.

Additional information

Also suitable for students of other majors.

Description of prerequisites

Subject studies in mathematics

Completion methods

Method 1

The student plans the way of completion together with the supervisor.
Evaluation criteria:
Completion according to the plan.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (1–3 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish