University of Bergen

Mathematics-Topology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

Topology at University of Bergen is a branch of mathematics where geometrical shapes, such as curves, surfaces and higher dimensional spaces, are studied. These objects occur naturally in related disciplines, such as physics. Thus, a topological analysis can provide information about the evolution, for example, of a physical system.

One of the key topological problems is to classify geometrical shapes. This is commonly done by introducing so-called algebraic invariants, which measure the qualitative geometric phenomena. Hence, there is a close relationship between the fields of topology and algebra.

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, especially the study of geometrical and topological objects, and is able to relate this to other branches of mathematics.
  • has extensive experience with problem solving and a knowledge of strategies combining different methods.
  • can explain and discuss the fundamental questions and theories in key parts of the field, such as manifolds, homotopy, homology and K-theory.

Skills

The candidate

  • can assess and explain his/her choice of methods for solving mathematical problems and can analyze complex mathematical structures.
  • can conduct a research project in an independent and systematic way, including the development of mathematical proofs and performing 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.

Programme Structure

The programme provides training in abstract thinking and in analyzing mathematical problems in which 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.

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor degree with the following minimum of mathematical prerequisite knowledge:Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Functions of Several Variables, Algebra , Topology and Manifolds.
  • Recommended prerequisite knowledge is Functions of a Complex Variable and Category Theory.

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

7990 - 8840 NOK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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