Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Master's Programme


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We need mathematicians to solve climatic challenges, the problem of cancer, or energy crises 

Mathematics is the foundation of everything in our surroundings. All modern technology is based on mathematical sciences. Through a solid education in mathematical sciences, you will develop strong analytical skills. 

You will learn how to structure, examine, and analyse information to find solution strategies and rational solutions. These are very valuable qualifications for working life, whether you will be working on the climate, energy, finance, art, research, in teaching, or technology. 

You may specialize in algebra, analysis, topology, statistics, or applied mathematics. 

NTNU has a world-class environment in mathematical sciences that you may become part of. 

This is an international master’s degree programme taught in English.

Since mathematics is the language of science, this is the path to understanding the world. You will learn to understand, use, and develop mathematics to see new solutions for a more functional and developing society. 

A solid fundament in mathematical sciences will enable you to hypothesize, design experiments, analyze data, recognize patterns, prove connections, and solve problems.  

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Mathematics is a discipline with many areas of application. The questions we want to answer and the problems we want to solve in the future will be different, but they will be based on mathematical solutions. 

You will be able to work within biotechnology, energy, insurance, banking and finance, research and teaching, the industry, IT and communication technology, geomatics, the pharmaceutical industry, medical research, environmental monitoring and modelling, and engineering companies.  

An education in mathematical sciences will make you very attractive on the labour market. 

After the completion of a master’s degree programme, you may apply for admission to a doctoral degree programme (PhD). 

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The study environment in Trondheim is comprehensive and diverse. You may join the student association Delta, sports clubs, and several other activities. 

Everyday life as a students is flexible and will give you opportunities of interdisciplinary activities and specialization in mathematical sciences. 

As a student on the programme in Mathematical Sciences you will have access to the students’ own mathematics premises with reading room, group work areas, kitchenettes, and computer rooms. 

This is an international programme. You will have fellow students from all over the world good opportunities for establishing international networks.   

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The first year of study consists of courses that will provide you with the academic basis for your specialization. This part of the programme includes the compulsory course Experts in Teams (EiT), which provides practical experience in interdisciplinary work. 

You may choose among five specialisations, algebra, analysis, topology. applied mathematics and statistics. 

The second year consists of optional courses and the master’s thesis with one of our specialist teachers as supervisor. Arrangements will be made for a stay abroad in the autumn semester. 

The programme is concluded by a master’s thesis supervised by a researcher. 

The master’s degree programme is an international programme taught in English. You may, however, hand in papers and have supervision in Norwegian. 

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22 students are admitted to the programme.

The basis for admission is a completed bachelor’s degree. To be admitted to the programme a grade point average of C or better from the bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 80 credits in mathematics are required. 

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Do you have any questions about the programme of study? We can help you with compulsory courses and electives, examinations, deadlines, and general questions about the programme.  

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