The program in Mathematics aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education.
On successful completion of the program, students:
The M.Sc. program takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individual Plans of Study (IPS). The IPS includes some mandatory items. However, most courses are student chosen (students can choose from a certain number of special topics courses and a certain number of research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. A presentation of thesis results, in the form of a seminar, is required. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the course project and the Master’s thesis.
The department of Mathematics has a 3-year Ph.D. program that is free for everybody. Students who wish to enter this program are required to pass an entrance exam. International Ph.D. programs in Mathematics are also offered by the Institute of Information Transmission Problems and the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (both institutes in Moscow). They are focused on fundamental and applied research.
Applicants can expect to:
Prerequisites: All candidates are expected to have firm background in fundamental Mathematics including calculus of one and several variables, linear algebra, basic group theory, complex analysis, set-theoretic topology, and differential equations.
The fields that are marked with a red star (*) are required.