Masters in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Applied Mathematics


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Applied mathematics is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the application of mathematics to practical problems in physical sciences, social sciences, technology, engineering or business. Applied mathematics can include different mathematical branches such as mathematics of engineering, linear programming, continuous modelling, numerical analysis, statistics, information theory, game theory, etc.

Applied mathematics degrees involve both in-depth mathematical understanding and basic knowledge of other subjects, depending on the chosen area of expertise. Colleges and universities offer a great number of specialisations: mathematical biology, combinatorics, mathematical finance, applied analysis, topography, computational neuroscience, probability, risk and statistics, and many more.

Besides mathematical knowledge and analytical reasoning, students will need knowledge of problem-formulation and problem-solving techniques, good work management skills, a high capacity to conceptualise and to communicate results and arguments.

Graduates of Bachelors or Masters in Applied Mathematics have the opportunity to develop careers in many fields and working environments including education and academic research, technology services or the pharmaceutics industry. They can also work in engineering, programming, finance, business, or they can provide services for non-profit organizations, corporations or governmental institutions.

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Suggested Masters in Applied Mathematics

M.Sc. Applied Mathematics

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of Twente teaches how to grasp the essence of a problem and to see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena, using mathematical models. This Master’s programme is as much about attitude and motivation as it is about pure mathematics, with lectures in Applied Functional Analysis, Optimal Control and Applied Finite Elements.

M.Sc. Applied Stochastics

The Master’s in Applied Stochastics will train you to be a mathematician that can help both scientists and business people make better decisions, conclusions and predictions. In a country known for its research into stochastics, and in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment, you will gain the theoretical knowledge and technical and communication skills you need to succeed.

M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics

When you study Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Helsinki, some of the best mathematicians and statisticians in the world will be your instructors. Studies in this Master’s programme will give you a solid basis for maths and statistics applications. Graduates of this Master’s programme find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sectors in Finland and abroad.