Mathematical Sciences

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Mathematical Sciences

– Would you like to conduct research on mathematics?

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  • PhD

  • Full-time
  • Open-ended Application deadline

Mathematical Sciences

About Information Mathematical Sciences

The PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences is intended for students who want to do research on mathematical sciences or mathematical didactics. You will be able to contribute to the development of new theory in mathematical sciences and new application of mathematical scinces, or a better understanding of mathematical didactics. You will be able to benefit from a broad range of research specializations offered by a large and research-intensive department, and you will have an opportunity to do research at a high international level.

A broad spectre of research specializations is available, offered by a large and research-intensive faculty that also gives access to international research.


The conditions for admission to a PhD programme are that funding is in place and that a five-year higher education programme, or some other equal education, has been successfully completed. The grade requirement is B or better from master’s programmes and C or better from bachelor’s programmes.

Job prospects

The PhD education is the highest level of education in Norway. A doctoral degree in Mathematical Sciences gives innumerable exciting career path opportunities in academia, business and industry and the public sector.

Programme components

The PhD programme is a three-year programme that is normally based on a five-year master’s degree or some other equal education. The programme consists of a coursework section of 30 ECTS credits and a doctoral thesis.

Facts (PHMA)


Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHMA
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim
Application deadline: Continuous

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering



Administrative contact:
Marte Pernille Hatlo Andresen

Academic contact:
Kristian Gjøsteen

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