Mathematics

Programme Duration: 2 academic years
Programme Workload: 80 CP / 120 ECTS CP
Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Natural Sciences in Mathematics, or
the 2nd level or an equivalent higher professional education in the field of Mathematics
Obtainable Degree: Master of Natural Sciences in Mathematics
Place of the Programme Implementation: Daugavpils University, 1 Parādes Street
Forms of the Programme Implementation: full-time studies
Programme Director: Associated professor, Dr.math. Ināra Jermačenko

The aim of the academic study programme “Mathematics” is to provide the students matriculated in DU with academic education in the science of mathematics, giving in-depth knowledge in mathematics and in its sub-branches, and developing skills and abilities in independent scientific-research activities.

The tasks of the master’s study programme are formulated according to the set aim, on the basis of the development strategy worked out at DU and the current trends in the education system of mathematics in the European Union:

  • to provide the students with the opportunities to qualitatively and successfully acquire the study programme ;
  • to impart in-depth knowledge in the selected sub-branch of mathematics and develop students’ competence in mathematics;
  • to improve skills and abilities in applying present-day technologies for obtaining and processing information;
  • to deepen master students’ understanding about the mathematical modelling of technological, social processes and of those taking place in natural sciences;
  • to introduce students to the historically developed traditions of mathematical science of Latvia and contribute to a further development of sub-branches of mathematical science in Latvia;
  • to provide the supervision of students’ scientific research by highly qualified academic staff;
  • to promote the improvement of skills and abilities necessary for independent scientific research activities.

As a result of the programme’s acquisition, the graduate will acquire and be able to demonstrate:

Knowledge:

Students are able to demonstrate in-depth and specialized knowledge as well as understanding of most essential notions and regularities of the selected sub-branch of mathematics

  •  in mathematical analysis;
  • in the theory of ordinary differential equations and their boundary value problems, functional analysis, general topology;
  • in discrete mathematics, modern methodology of elementary mathematics,

which create a foundation for creative thinking and research.

Students are able to demonstrate specialized knowledge as well as understanding of most essential notions and regularities in the inter-branch aspect of mathematics

  •  in the didactics of mathematics;
  • in mathematical modelling;
  • in using specialized software in mathematics.

Skills:

Students are able to demonstrate specific skills of mathematics when fulfilling different tasks, formulating judgments and giving substantiations.

When carrying out their research students are able

  •  to organize their independent work;
  • to identify the problem in the sphere of mathematics and develop a respective mathematical model;
  • to select adequate research methods;
  • to do analytical and experimental research;
  • to summarize and critically evaluate the obtained results;
  • to present the research results to both specialists and non-specialists;
  • to work in a team;
  • to discuss and offer valid arguments at explaining complicated aspects of the selected sub-branch in mathematics;
  • to find creative solutions in changeable and unclear conditions.

Competence:

Students are able independently

  • to get, select and analyze literature, including Internet sources;
  • to find information about innovations in information and communication technologies and see possibilities of applying them in their professional and research work;
  • to integrate knowledge from different fields;
  • to detect the opportunities for basic mathematical modelling in other branches;
  • to evaluate the impact of their professional activity on the environment and society;
  • to be understanding and tolerant towards other people’s opinions and results of their work;
  • to show understanding and responsibility for the precision and adherence to scientific principles in  one’s personal contribution;
  • to be competitive in the labour market offering one’s knowledge and skills.

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