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Qualification: Master's degree in mathematics (no legal status)

Master's degree in mathematics (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • think analytically and demonstrate understanding of complex systems that enable participation in various interdisciplinary teams,
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of general mathematics, computational mathematics or financial mathematics,
  • think mathematically and provide proofs and arguments in a variety of mathematical fields,
  • demonstrate a capacity for in-depth analytical thinking and argumentation,
  • critically assess developments in the field of mathematics,
  • resolve complex technical/work problems by finding sources of knowledge and applying scientific methods,
  • develop communication skills,
  • demonstrate autonomy in professional work,
  • show cooperativeness and work in a team,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of and solve more complex mathematical problems at a qualitative and quantitative level,
  • describe a non-trivial situation through the correct use of mathematical symbols and notations,
  • explain their understanding of more complex mathematical concepts and principles,
  • solve more difficult mathematical (and other) problems through the application of modern technology,
  • apply an algorithmic approach; develop an algorithm to resolve a given problem,
  • analyse a given problem numerically, graphically and algebraically,
  • deduce new logical conclusions from given data,
  • confidently address a given non-trivial mathematical problem and find a solution,
  • apply the approaches of scientific thinking to the quantitative treatment of problems in nature, the environment and society,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of mathematics on the development of other sciences.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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In order to complete the programme, students must pass all examinations set out by the programme for a total of at least 120 credits, pass a master's examination and write and defend a master's thesis.

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in mathematics, of any stream, consisting of at least 180 credits; or
  • a completed first-cycle programme consisting of at least 180 credits in the field of natural sciences, computer science, engineering sciences or economics, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed the following course units essential for further study, consisting of 60 credits: Analysis II (8 Credits), Algebra (8 credits), Discreet Mathematics I (7 credits), Analysis III (11 credits), Numerical Methods and Symbolic Computation (11 credits), Algorithms and Data Structures (8 credits), Probability (7 credits); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in the field of mathematics, of any stream; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in the field of natural sciences, computer science, engineering sciences or economics, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed the following course units essential for further study, consisting of 60 credits: Analysis II (8 Credits), Algebra (8 credits), Discreet Mathematics I (7 credits), Analysis III (11 credits), Numerical Methods and Symbolic Computation (11 credits), Algorithms and Data Structures (8 credits), Probability (7 credits).

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in mathematics, of any stream, consisting of at least 180 credits; or
  • a completed first-cycle programme consisting of at least 180 credits in the field of natural sciences, computer science, engineering sciences or economics, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed the following course units essential for further study, consisting of 60 credits: Analysis II (8 Credits), Algebra (8 credits), Discreet Mathematics I (7 credits), Analysis III (11 credits), Numerical Methods and Symbolic Computation (11 credits), Algorithms and Data Structures (8 credits), Probability (7 credits); or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in the field of mathematics, of any stream; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme, adopted before 11 June 2004, in the field of natural sciences, computer science, engineering sciences or economics, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed the following course units essential for further study, consisting of 60 credits: Analysis II (8 Credits), Algebra (8 credits), Discreet Mathematics I (7 credits), Analysis III (11 credits), Numerical Methods and Symbolic Computation (11 credits), Algorithms and Data Structures (8 credits), Probability (7 credits).
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In order to complete the programme, students must pass all examinations set out by the programme for a total of at least 120 credits, pass a master's examination and write and defend a master's thesis.