Mathematics is a lively science where knowledge is created continuously for its own sake or for applications in which mathematics provides languages and tools for explanation and calculation in an efficient manner. The creative side of mathematics emerges particularly clearly in the thesis work being an independent project aimed to deepen knowledge, understanding and skills in the subject. The thesis work is also an exercise in communicating the obtained results both in writing and orally, which is central to a future profession. This thesis on the candidate level, which usually is the first major independent work a student meets, is a summary of previous studies and an introduction to research in pure or applied mathematics. This thesis at the Master level deepens knowledge from the candidate level by having closer links to research and to set higher standards for mathematical proof in the direction of pure mathematics and higher standards on mathematical modeling in the direction of Applied mathematics.
Växjö – the student city with a living campus
Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.
Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.
With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.
Build your own degree
Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.