Masterprogram, matematik (TMTHM), Utbildningsplan för kull HT12
Senast ändrad: 2013-04-19
The academic year at KTH is divided into four periods. Each period lasts approximately seven weeks with at least 33 days of study. Each period is followed by an exam period consisting of two extra days and at least 5 exam days. In addition to the four regular exam periods, there are three additional re-examination periods: after Christmas, after May, and immediately preceding the first study period of the academic year. The academic year lasts for a duration of 40 weeks. Teaching activities may, if necessary, be scheduled outside the academic year.
The first year in the programme is mainly dedicated to the compulsory courses in the basic curriculum. However, some courses in the specializations are also given in the first year, in order to harmonise the master programme and the final part of the five-year engineering education at KTH. The second year mainly consists of elective courses and the final degree project, although it depends on the chosen specialization.
Utbildningen sker i kursform. Kurslistor finns i Bilaga 1: Kurslista
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1. The basic curriculum corresponds to approximately 45 university credits. In each track, there is an additional set of profile courses, of which normally at least 18 university credits have to be taken. This leaves approximately 27 university credits for optional (elective) courses. These courses may be chosen among other higher level courses at KTH, or at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University, relevant to the student's profile.
För kurser på KTH används en sjugradig målrelaterad betygsskala A-F som slutbetyg för kurser på grundnivå och avancerad nivå. A-E är godkända betyg med A som högsta betyg. Betygen godkänd (P) och underkänd (F) används som slutbetyg då särskilda skäl föreligger.
Courses in are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.
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No later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year, respectively, the students are required to make a study registration and course selection for the coming term. At least 45 university credits have to be completed during the first academic year (including the re-examination period in August) in order for the student to be promoted to the second year of the programme.
Students have to make a decision about the track during the first year of the programme.
Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be received according to the local policy of KTH, see
Students admitted to the programme are required to perform an independent study in the form of a thesis project corresponding to 30 university credits. To begin the thesis project, a student must normally have completed at least 60 university credits of the total course work and 18 university credits of the profile courses in the track.
The purpose of the thesis project is that the student should demonstrate the ability to perform independent project work, using and developing the skills obtained from the courses in the programme. It is the student’s responsibility to find a suitable thesis project, with assistance from KTH.
More information on the KTH policy on the degree project can be found at
Students who fulfill all the requirements will be awarded a degree of Master of Science (two years). Students must apply for the degree and also show proof of their basic degree (bachelor or similar).
Complete information on the degree requirements can found in the local degree policy of KTH, see