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Sciences, Mathematics

Bachelor's programme3 years180 credits

This is an academic programme designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics, mathematical statistics and scientific computing. Flexibility and individual adaptation are keywords. The programme is structured in a highly flexible manner, especially designed to give students solid theoretical knowledge in mathematics at the same time as providing possibilities for each student to pursue his/her own educational profile according to interests and career aspirations. 

A vast variety of courses in mathematics, statistics and numerical analysis are available within the programme together with courses from all other science areas, economy and finance, engineering as well as humanities and social sciences. For students with a strong interest in pure mathematics, the programme offers a path of courses at a higher theoretical level that can be continued at Master’s and even further at PhD level. 

For those students interested in more applied areas there is a high degree of flexibility in choosing course combinations suitable for certain professions. For instance, courses in mathematical statistics and numerical analysis can be combined with courses in financial mathematics and economics. Another usual path is combining studies in mathematics and physics. Each direction implies a different combination of courses. Predefined recommended course chains suitable for the different directions are available and study counseling is provided throughout the entire programme.

Programme modules/courses 

The programme consists of compulsory courses (60 credits), alternative-compulsory courses (45 credits), elective courses (60 credits) and ends with a Bachelor’s degree project (15 credits) on a topic of interest.

Compulsory coursesThe first part of the three-year programme stretches covers basic training in algebra, analysis in one and several variables and linear algebra. These courses constitute the theoretical core that is fundamental to applied mathematics, statistics, mathematical physics, economics and many other areas.

Alternative compulsory coursesAfter completing the compulsory course module, students are offered a wide range of courses in pure mathematics, mathematical statistics and numerical analysis. Discrete mathematics, number theory, abstract algebra, topology, ordinary differential equations, complex analysis, differential geometry are some of the main areas in pure mathematics that are available within this course module. Courses in mathematical statistics, probability theory and scientific computing provide the balance between mathematical theory and practical applications and provide training in collecting, analysing and modelling data.

ElectivesThe courses within this module can be chosen amongst more advanced courses within the mathematical sciences as well as other disciplines available across the University. At least 30 credits must be courses outside the range of mathematical sciences. Most students choose to combine their mathematical studies with physics, computer science or economics. The purpose of this module is to offer the students the possibility to both deepen and broaden their knowledge according to their own objects of interest.

Bachelor´s Degree Project: The project may be done in pure mathematics, mathematical statistics or numerical analysis on a subject of interest chosen in cooperation with a supervisor. The project may be of theoretical character but can also be done in an applied area in cooperation with an industrial partner.

Career prospects

The growth of the information society has led to an increased need for understanding and predicting the real world. There is an increasing demand for people who can structure and analyse the growing amount of produced and stored data. A thorough mathematical education provides the tools for such tasks. Mathematics is inherent in a manifold of technical and scientific achievements. As an example we can mention the notion of a differential equation, which so far has been a most adequate tool for describing dynamical phenomena. The subject of mathematics plays a special role as an exact science with emphasis on quantitative aspects. Today’s advancements in science and technology, medicine and pharmaco-logy, economics and finance would not have been possible without mathematics.

More information can be found at http://www.maths.lu.se/english/education/mathematics-bachelors-programme/

Contact

Mathematics (Faculty of Sciences)
Sölvegatan 18, 223 62 Lund
Box 118, 221 00 Lund

Director of studies: Anna-Maria Persson, Anna-Maria.Persson [at] math.lu.se Study advisor: Anders Olofsson, Anders.Olofsson [at] math.lu.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: Mathematics 4 or Mathematics D.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 66 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 34 %. The University board has decided that applicants with equal merits (in the GPA group) should be seperated by the use of a valid result from the Swedish national university aptitude test.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 7, 2020

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

No programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply to this programme.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 435 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

 

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations

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