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Master's Programme in Mathematics and Numerical Analysis

Programme overview

The purpose of the Master’s programme in Mathematics is to give students advanced theoretical knowledge of mathematics together with practical skills to apply this knowledge both to mathematical problems and in applications of mathematics. A highly flexible structure that allows for individual adaptation, diversified curriculum, a high theoretical level, and an active research-oriented environment are some of the strongest features of the programme.

The programme has two specialisations - Mathematics and Numerical Analysis. A vast variety of courses in all mathematical disciplines - pure and applied mathematics, numerical analysis and mathematical statistics - are available within the programme.

The programme has been evaluated by a panel of mathematicians appointed by The Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet) and was ranked ‘Of highest quality’.

Website of the Swedish Higher Education Authority

Career prospects

After graduating from this programme you are qualified to enter a PhD programme in mathematics. You will also have sufficient skills in applying mathematics to seek employment in industry, with government agencies and in other organisations working with mathematical problems.

Admission requirements

Admission to the programme requires a Bachelor’s degree of at least 180 credits or the equivalent, including at least 90 credits in mathematics, or at least 60 credits in mathematics and at least 30 credits in numerical analysis and computational science. The latter alternative applies to applicants who intend to pursue a Master’s degree in mathematics, specialising in numerical analysis. Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school is also required. See for details on English proficiency levels. 

Selection Criteria

Selection of students is based on previous university/college studies, particularly qualifying courses, as well as a statement of purpose for the application that clarifies the applicant’s objective with the programme (from the applicant’s “Summary sheet”). 


There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. For non-EU/EEA citizens the tuition fee for this programme is SEK 170 000 per year. For more information see the link:

Application Autumn 2024

The Master programme in mathematics starting in the autumn semester of 2024 is open for applications during 16 October 2023 to 15 January 2024 on The programme is not open for applications in the second admission round in March-April.


Director of Studies

Anna-Maria Persson
+46 46 222 85 39
Room 420

Student Counsellors


Mathematical Statistics

Numerical Analysis

Study Administrator

Malin Ejlerskov
+46 46 222 43 95
Room 456

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