Studies in mathematics and statistics consist mainly of lectures, homework assignments, computer exercises, and seminars organized on weekdays on the premises of the university. Teaching mainly takes place face-to-face with the teacher but coursework typically includes also homework assignments and may feature home exams. Although studies include a substantial amount of independent work, working in small groups is also very beneficial. It is recommended that the student completes part of her/his studies as an exchange student abroad.

Bachelor's degree

A Bachelor's degree in Science (B.Sc., 180 ECTS credits) consists of the general studies included in the curriculum and the required major and minor subject studies. A bachelor’s thesis and seminar along with a maturity test are compulsory in the degree programme. The maturity test is written on the subject of the bachelor’s thesis (in either Finnish or Swedish). Bachelor's studies include also major and minor subjects. The minimum requirement is that the student completes the requirements either in two smaller minor subjects (at least 25 cr each) OR in one larger minor subject (at least 60 cr). A B.Sc. degree (180 ECTS credits) can be completed in three years by studying full-time. The degree is granted on application.

Master's degree

A Master's degree in Science (M.Sc., 120 ECTS credits) consists of major subject studies and other studies as per the curriculum. A master’s thesis of 30 ECTS credits is required to complete the degree. The student must write a summary of the thesis, which also serves as the maturity test for the M.Sc. degree. A M.Sc. degree can be completed in two years by full-time study. Possible demands on minor subjects should be taken account already in Bachelor's degree. The degree is granted on application.

List of things to remember

  1. Register to courses and exams in Weboodi (Compulsory!)
  2. In the Study Guide you will find all descriptions, degree structures and demands in each line of specialization.
  3. Plan your studies well by writing your personal study plan in Weboodi.
  4. Remember to ask from student advisor, amanuenssi or from faculty whenever you have questions related to studies.

Remember to ask help from the student advisor, the administrative officer or a faculty member whenever you have questions related to studies.

Last updated: 13/2/2013