Mathematics, Master's, 2 years
- Years2 years
- Grade requirementsMinimum C
- StartAutumn and Spring
Welcome to master’s studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences!
Starting time: The master meeting is on Monday January 18, 14:15-16:00, seminar room Hjørnet, Science Building Floor 4. Be prepared for a semester startup that can both be digital and on campus. Attendance is mandatory.
Information about Corona You can find more information for new students on our website. Here you also find the latest information on how covid-19 will affect your semester startup.
What to bring: You must bring a laptop on the first day
Checklist: Follow the steps in our checklist to make sure you’re on track: uib.no/en/checklist
Students with special needs: If you have a disability and need special arrangements, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can find good solutions for you.
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Mathematical knowledge is in demand in the job market, such as telecommunications and Informatics, oil related business, management, finance and insurance and education.
The Master's Programme in Mathematics will qualify you for research, development and teaching, as well as employment in the many sectors where mathematical knowledge is needed. You will be taught by top, internationally renowned researchers.
Within the Master's Programme, you can choose among the following specialisations, mirroring the four main research groups within pure Mathematics:
The Master's programme in Mathematics qualifies you for research, development and teaching.
Our graduates also work in:
- telecommunications and informatics
- oil related business
- management, finance and insurance
7 out of 10 of alumni with a degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences say that they have found relevant work within two years of graduating.
A master’s degree is a qualification for continued research, for instance by pursuing a PhD.
The programme covers two academic years (four semesters) and starts in the autumn and spring.
The first year you follow courses worth 60 ECTS. Courses, schedules and study plans depend on your specialisation.
We offer specialisation in:
The second year is devoted to working with your master's thesis, worth 60 ECTS.
Alternatively, you can choose a 30 ECTS thesis, and follow courses worth 90 ECTS.
As a master’s student, you get your own desk in a reading room together with the other MA students
During the two years of the programme, you follow courses or special topics and write a thesis. Some of the courses are mandatory within the specialisations, while the other courses are chosen in agreement with your academic supervisor.
The courses are usually based around lectures and groups, around 14 hours per week. Find more details on courses, schedules and literature on the specialisation pages.
You can choose between a 30 ECTS thesis or a 60 ECTS thesis.
Your master’s thesis is a piece of independent research, where you make use of appropriate methods and scientific working techniques in the research of relevant material. With research-based literature as a starting point, you will get an overview of a specific field, and/or find new angles and results within your chosen field.
You will work closely with an academic supervisor whose expertise is in the field of your thesis topic. In agreement with your supervisor, you will choose a thesis topic and make a progression plan containing important milestones for your project.
What will I learn
With a master’s degree in Mathematics, you will:
- have a thorough knowledge of mathematics. You can relate general and abstract concepts and methods to real calculations and applications.
- have extensive experience in problem solving and a knowledge of strategies for combining different methods.
- have insight into the most important structures in the discipline, and be able to explain the basic theory of these structures.
Study period abroad
You can spend your first or second semester as an exchange student at one of our partner universities.
Specific admission requirements for the specializations
The Master Programme in mathematics has four specializations with specific admission requirements. Read more:
How to apply
Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:
- We are currently not able to receive applications from citizens from outside the European Union/EEA/EFTA
- Citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA (application deadline 1 March)
- Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway (application deadline 15 April)
You will also have to meet the programme specific entry requirements.
The programme has main admission in fall and supplementary admission in spring (application deadline 1 November), if not all spots have been filled in the fall admission. The spring admission does not apply for applicants from outside the European Union/EEA/EFTA.