What doors are open for graduates from the University of Silesia who have qualifications in Mathematics? A Mathematics degree is most flexible in the sense that it opens up opportunities for careers in a wide range of professions and Mathematics graduates are much in demand by employers.
The aim of our undergraduate programme in Mathematics is to train graduates whose knowledge of mathematics is thorough and comprehensive enough to allow them to pursue postgraduate programmes or work as mathematicians in various positions which require the use of mathematical tools in the IT, financial, trade or manufacturing sectors, or to work as teachers. Starting from the second semester of the full-time undergraduate programme, the syllabus begins to vary among students, who can choose from among various courses. Thanks to major courses, which comprise the course content for a selected specialization, students are able to complete the programme and obtain a diploma in their selected specialization. Graduates receive a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and the specialization is indicated on the diploma. However, it is also possible to obtain a general diploma which will not indicate the specialization.
The postgraduate programme in Mathematics aims to deepen the knowledge of mathematics and broaden specialist knowledge related to the selected specialization (students decide on one at the beginning of the programme). The programme takes 2 years and finishes with a Master’s degree in Mathematics with the selected specialization. The postgraduate syllabus is to a large extent student-specific, depending on their interests, students decide on elective courses and specialist courses.
Graduates have knowledge in the field of mathematics and its applications. They display skills and abilities related to the following: identification of assumptions and conclusions; performing complex calculations; presentation of mathematical content in speech and writing; quantitative thinking, including extracting qualitative information from quantitative data; formulation of problems in mathematical terms in the form of symbols, so as to make it easier to analyse and solve them; using mathematical models which are essential for mathematical applications and developing them; using IT tools to solve problems related to the theory and applications of mathematics; deepening the knowledge of mathematics on an individual basis. Graduates demonstrate knowledge and skills which are requisite for work in institutions applying mathematical methods and teaching mathematics and computer science.
Depending on the chosen specialization, graduates may find attractive career opportunities in companies in the following sectors: finance and banking, ICT and new technologies, auditing and consulting firms, and primary, lower secondary or vocational schools.
Our alumni are thoroughly-educated mathematicians, who are at the same time top class specialists in a specific range of applications of mathematics, or in theoretical mathematics, or in the teaching of mathematics. Upon completion of the programme they may work in institutions using advanced mathematical methods, may become teachers or may pursue doctoral studies.
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
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