MA3911 - Master Thesis in Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100 A

Course content

The Master Thesis is done in mathematics or statistics. As a rule the work on the thesis is divided between two terms, namely the third and fourth terms of the Master program. Students should plan the choice of courses at the beginning of the study. The selected courses should be relevant for the field of specialisation and at the same time meet the breadth requirements.

Learning outcome

Work on the Thesis is the core of the master program. The Master Thesis should be an independent scientific work (that could be a kind of survey) where the student shows understanding of the current research and/or relevant theories and methods that are important with respect to the topic of the Thesis.

Learning methods and activities

Study of current scientific articles and books under the supervision of a faculty member. Results obtained when working on the Thesis could be also presented in a seminar. The thesis should reflect on its relevance with respect to thesustainable development goals by UN. After the thesis has been submitted and approved, the candidate must pass a final oral examination (cf. § 5-3 in "Supplementary Regulations for programmes in the natural sciences at NTNU"). During this examination the candidate gives an oral public presentation of the thesis, with a duration of about 30 minutes. After the presentation oral feedback on the presentation is given, and then the thesis will be evaluated and a grade will be determined.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation of the Masters thesis

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mathematical Sciences (MSMNFMA)

Required previous knowledge

The work on the Master Thesis assumes that courses taken during the first and the second terms of the Master program should be relevant in the topic of the Thesis. Admission to a programme of study is required: Mathematical Sciences (Master's Programme) (MSMNFMA)

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 A



Room Building Number of candidates
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