Third-cycle Study Programme Rules and Procedures at the Department of Mathematics

In the first semester, all candidates are required to take the course "Research methodology and academic skills" and two courses from the list of offered courses, determined by the Doctoral Council of the Department of Mathematics and in accordance with the broad research interests of the candidate.

In the second semester, each candidate takes three courses from the list of offered courses, determined by the Doctoral Council of the Department of Mathematics and in accordance with the specific research interests of the candidate.

 In the third semester, the candidate is obliged to defend the "doctoral seminar" with superviso /potential mentor which carries 30 ECTS and which is directly linked to the work on candidate’s doctoral thesis. Doctoral seminars are not graded, but successful defence is verified in the index.

In the fourth and fifth semester candidate is working on the draft version of the doctoral thesis which is labelled as "Work on doctoral dissertation”, verified by mentor in the index and which carries 30 ECTS per semester, not graded.

In the sixth semester, candidate is entitled to 30 ECTS for development and defence of the doctoral dissertation, which is again verified by mentor. One candidate can take up to two courses per same lecturer.

The candidate is awarded one of the titles provided by the Law, and in accordance with the area of the subject of candidate’s doctoral dissertation (PhD in Mathematics / PhD in Computer Science).

SEE Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences -The Curriculum
(since academic year 2016/17)

Doctoral's (third cycle) academic study programme

SEMESTER I
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS ECTS
EDU 610 Research methodology and academic skills 30 10
-------------- Elective course 1 30 10
-------------- Elective course 2 30 10

SEMESTER II
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS ECTS
-------------- Elective course  3 30 10
-------------- Elective course  4 30 10
-------------- Elective course 5 30 10

SEMESTER III
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS ECTS
-------------- Work on doctoral dissertation - Doctoral seminar -------- 30

SEMESTER IV
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS ECTS
-------------- Work on doctoral dissertation ------- 30

SEMESTER V
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS ECTS
-------------- Work on doctoral dissertation ------- 30

SEMESTER VI
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CONTACT HOURS ECTS
-------------- Development and defence of the doctoral dissertation ------- 30

Name of qualification:  PhD in Mathematics / PhD in Computer Science

Elective courses:

Why study at the Department of Mathematics?


Mathematics as a scientific discipline acts fascinating and is positioned on the top of the pyramid of knowledge. It is a set of ideas that are themselves beautiful enough to engross human attention. It is impossible to imagine any serious scientific discipline without mathematics.

Mathematics occupies a very important place in modern science in which very complex and difficult problems are often solved by reducing them to the mathematical expressions, formulas and equations whose resolution can come up with solutions.

Job opportunities for graduates of the Department of Mathematics are numerous, so that almost all the students immediately after graduation quickly find employment. The best students are offered positions at the Faculty. Students whose major is in mathematical education and teaching easily find employment as teachers or professors of mathematics and / or computer science in primary and secondary schools, and students of other majors are offered a number of places outside educational sector, such as: banks, software engineering house..

Mathematicians and computer scientists are among rare experts who have no problem to find a suitable job.