Applied Physics and Mathematics

Master's Degree Programme, 5 years, Trondheim

Applied Physics and Mathematics

Photo: Geir Mogen /NTNU

About Applied Physics and Mathematics

Applied physics and mathematics form the basis of all technological development. Physics is a science based on experiments, measurements and mathematical analysis to find physical laws for everything from microcosmos to macrocosmos. Mathematics is the language of science and technology, and it is also an important part of our cultural heritage. It's a work in progress.

As an Applied Physics and Mathematics graduate, you will acquire knowledge that enables you to contribute to the technological development. You will also be part of an increase in the understanding of the world around us and how it develops.

Course Objectives
In the first two years, the programme will give all students an introduction to physics, mathematics, chemistry, information technology and selected non-technological subjects. Together, these form the basis for the main profile which is chosen later in the programme. The students are at this stage of the programme supposed to develop general analytical capabilities that are important for a Master of Science in Applied Physics and Mathematics. In the last three years, you will select specialisation in one of the three programmes; biophysics and medical technology, applied physics or industrial mathematics.

Main profiles
The Master of Science is carried out over five years. The first two years, is a determined run with common topics for the whole class. During the last three years, you will specialise in one of three main profiles, which you will select during the second year.

Master of Science in Applied Physics and Mathematics offers the following main profiles:

  • Applied Physics
  • Biophysics and medical technology
  • Industrial Mathematics

This programme is taught in Norwegian.

Read more about the programme on the Norvegian website

Admission Samordna Opptak (sharing)


Language of instruction: Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.


  • Study level: Master
  • Study programme: Applied Physics and Mathematics
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 300
  • Application code: 194763
  • Ordinary quota: 2020 58.6
  • Ordinary quota f. diploma: 2020 58.5
  • Unit: Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Application deadline: 15. april
  • Location: Trondheim

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