University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

Study field Discrete Mathematics


Course structure

1ST YEAR (60 ECTS-credits)
Courses ECTS
 Basic Course I 6
 Basic Course II 6
 Basic Course III 6
 Elective Course I – Internal Selected 6
 Elective Course II – Internal Selected 6
 Elective Course III – Internal Selected 6
 Elective Course IV – External Selected 6
 Elective Course V – External Selected 6
 Seminar I 6
 Seminar II 6
 2ND YEAR (60 ECTS-credits)
Courses ECTS
 Elective Course VI – Internal Selected 6
 Elective Course VII – Internal Selected 6
 Elective Course VIII – Internal Selected 6
 Elective Course IX – External Selected 6
 Seminar III 6
 Seminar IV 6
 Master’s Thesis 24

Study obligations

The student has to pass:

  • 3 BASIC courses from the General, Theoretical or Discrete Mathematics core;
  • 3 INTERNAL ELECTIVE courses from the Discrete Mathematics core in the amount of 18 ECTS;
  • 3 INTERNAL ELECTIVE courses (student's choice) in the amount of 18 ECTS,
  • 3 EXTERNAL ELECTIVE courses in the amount of 18 ECTS;
  • prepare and defend the MASTER'S THESIS.

External elective courses may be chosen from the areas of social sciences, humanities and natural sciences, and from study programmes at other faculties; however, students may also select a course from internal courses as their externally elective course.

Basic and internal selective courses for the study field

Basic courses for the General, Theoretical and Discrete Mathematics Core (short descriptions of courses):

  • Selected Topics in Algebra (1) (6 ECTS),
  • Selected Topics in Analysis (1) (6 ECTS),
  • Selected Topics in Discrete Mathematics (1) (6 ECTS),
  • Selected Topics in Functional Analysis (6 ECTS).

Internal elective courses for the Discrete Mathematics (short descriptions of courses):

  • Algebraic Combinatorics (6 ECTS),
  • Groups, Covers and Maps (6 ECTS),
  • Selected Topics in Discrete Mathematics (2) (6 ECTS),
  • Selected Topics in Theory of Association Schemes (6 ECTS),
  • Selected Topics in Theory of Finite Geometries (6 ECTS),
  • Symmetry and Traversability in Graphs (6 ECTS),
  • Theory of Finite Fields (6 ECTS).