The Master Programme in Mathematics from Uppsala University has three specialisations – mathematics, financial mathematics, and applied mathematics and statistics. In all three specialisations you have a great opportunity to select courses according to your interests and build a unique study profile.
For a professional career outside the university, you should combine your advanced mathematical knowledge with an applied subject. You can give your programme a unique profile by choosing courses in other areas, such as scientific computing, systems engineering and computer science. This profile will enable you to successfully compete with graduate engineers and scientists on the labour market.
Studies in mathematics will give you important skills for many areas where mathematical modelling plays a central role. Mathematicians are found in many industries and often work with forecasting and planning. Qualified mathematical statisticians are needed in insurance companies, banks, pharmaceutical companies etc. The labour market for financial mathematicians has been good in recent years, and the future outlook is deemed by all forecasters to be bright. Complex financial instruments are used not only in the pure finance sector but also, for example, by the manufacturing industry to secure future deliveries of raw materials with the help of forward transactions and options rather than maintaining large inventories. Traditional knowledge of economics is not sufficient to manage such financial instruments, which means that advanced mathematical and computational techniques are also required.
All three specialisations will enable you to continue with doctoral studies in one or several of the mathematical fields: mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics and financial mathematics.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Mathematics or Financial Mathematics as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Science (60 credits).
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 90 credits in mathematics with 20 credits in probability theory, programming and/or numerical analysis.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000
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