Mathematics-Algebraic Geometry, Master

Mathematics-Algebraic Geometry, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master programme in Algebraic Geometry at University of Bergen gives a general background in mathematics, with special focus on algebraic geometry. 

About

This is an area where one uses techniques from algebra and topology, and often also complex analysis or number theory, to study geometric objects as curves, surfaces and higher dimensional manifolds that can be defined through polynomial equations. Some of the problems are centuries old, whereas others can for instance be related to problems in modern physics and other fields.

The Algebraic Geometry programme at University of Bergen provides training in abstract thinking and in analyzing mathematical problems where the method of solution is not known. During the programme, the students will develop skills needed for independent study of new fields and for communicating mathematics.

Learning outcomes:

A candidate who has completed his or her qualifications should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate

  • has a thorough knowledge of mathematics, particularly in algebraic geometry. The candidate can relate general and abstract concepts and methods to calculations and applications.
  • has extensive experience in problem solving and a knowledge of strategies for combining different methods.
  • has insight into the most important structures in the discipline such as algebraic curves and varieties, vector bundles, sheaves and cohomology. The candidate can explain and discuss the basic theory of these structures.

Skills

The candidate
  • can assess and explain the choice of methods for solving mathematical problems and analyze complex mathematical structures.
  • can conduct a research project in an independent and systematic way, including the development of mathematical proofs and perform independent mathematical reasoning and calculations.
  • can write and produce mathematics at professional standards, and in an understandable and readable manner.

General competence

The candidate
  • can analyze mathematical texts and simplify mathematical reasoning by outlining the structure and the most important elements.
  • can use the knowledge mentioned above as a basis for a critical approach to the application of the discipline.
  • can solve complex problems, even in cases where the choice of method is not obvious or where several different methods must be combined.
  • demonstrates understanding and respect for scientific values such as openness, precision and reliability.

Programme Structure

Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her qualifications should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate

  • has a thorough knowledge of mathematics, particularly in algebraic geometry. The candidate can relate general and abstract concepts and methods to calculations and applications.
  • has extensive experience in problem solving and a knowledge of strategies for combining different methods.
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with the following mathematical knowledge or equivalent prerequisite knowledgeCalculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Functions of Several Variables, Algebra, Commutative Algebra, and
  • at least one of the courses Topology or Manifolds. We recommend that both MAT242 and MAT243 is completed before admission.  

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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