Do you see yourself thriving in an environment that fuses profound philosophical insights and striking mathematical methodology? Logic has developed beyond the traditional definition as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning to be more widely applicable not only in the neighbouring disciplines of philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, and computer science, but also in industry and engineering. As a student of the programme, you will get a thorough education in the core topics in logic and will have the opportunity to explore applications in diverse areas including natural language processing, database design, and artificial intelligence.
Unique interdisciplinary opportunities
The University of Gothenburg is one of only a few universities that offer a master’s programme that embraces the multifaceted interdisciplinary components of logic, and these substantial interdisciplinary possibilities are unique within Sweden. You will be exposed to the various ways research and education in philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, and computer science are linked together. Recommended course packages include courses taught at partner departments, such as Mathematics and Computer Science and Engineering, and from our own Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science.
A rich academic experience
The Logic programme of the University of Gothenburg is two years of full-time study with a balanced combination of rigor and flexibility. You can expect a significant amount of hands-on, instructor-led skills training in addition to the theoretical lectures and seminars, computer laboratory work, and possibilities to individualize your study path. You will learn about the core areas of logic, including model theory, addressing the relationship between language and the objects that language describes; computability theory, investigating algorithms and the complexity of computational problems; proof theory, focusing on the structure of mathematical proofs and what it takes to prove the consistency of different theories; set theory, the general abstract study of one of the most fundamental concepts of mathematics and other formal sciences; and philosophy of mathematics, dealing with foundational epistemological and metaphysical issues in mathematics.
- Logical Theory
- Set Theory
- Modal Logic
- Model Theory
- Proof Theory
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Admission to the programme requires, besides fulfilling basic entry requirements, successful completion of:
- At least 60 credits in total in the subject areas mathematics, logic, computer science or formal linguistics, or
- At least 90 credits in philosophy or linguistics, and additionally, or as part of the 90 credits, At least 30 credits in total in the subject areas mathematics, logic, computer science or formal linguistics, or equivalent knowledge.
- Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
- Personal Letter
- Grades from previous relevant higher education
International12829 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25659 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Full education cost: 280,000 SEK
- No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
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