Under the Mathematics Graduate Major, a wide variety of courses are available, allowing students to study more advanced mathematical theories according to their interests. In addition to normal courses, intensive courses (known as Special Lectures) are also offered, allowing students to learn about topics that are currently the subject of intense research. In Research Seminars and Special Mathematics Research, students study, under the guidance of academic supervisors, specialized content necessary for composing their master's thesis, thereby taking their first step into research activities.
By proactively learning mathematical theories, logical thinking and critical observation skills are trained; and by thinking about a variety of mathematical problems, analytical skills and problem-solving skills are developed. Building on the fundamental knowledge gained in the Bachelor's Program, more advanced mathematics is learned. Lectures are broadly divided into Advanced Lectures and Special Lectures in algebra, geometry, and analysis. In the Advanced Lectures, students learn content that is generally considered a requirement, and in the Special Lectures, cutting-edge content that is currently the subject of active research is explained. In Research Seminars and Special Mathematics Research, students acquire knowledge by reading highly advanced technical texts and academic papers, and use that knowledge to tackle particular research questions. As a result, students learn how to progress in mathematical research, and acquire the skills necessary to write academic papers.
*1 Indicates the standard model where the master's program is completed in two years.
Perform full-fledged research based on the understanding of cutting-edge mathematics learned in the Master's Program, and from research questions and results obtained during master's thesis research. Students will deepen their understanding of their specialized area, and compose an academic paper of a standard that could be submitted to journals. While conducting their research, students will attend Research Seminars and Special Mathematics Research, where they will report their progress, receive advice on mathematical content and how to proceed with their research, and learn the method for composing academic papers. The curriculum also allows students to look beyond their specialist domains with Cutting-Edge Mathematics Special Lectures that cover currently popular topics.
*2Indicates the standard model where the Doctoral Program is completed in three years.