Mathematics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
The masters programme in Mathematics at University of Agder has two different profiles; one in mathematics education, oriented towards becoming a mathematics teacher, and one pure mathematical profile.


In mathematics education, issues related to the teaching of mathematics are dealt with, with themes such as learning, teaching, and dissemination particularly relevant. The mathematical direction provided will allow students to gain advanced technical expertise and delve deeper into mathematics. Both profiles qualify students for lectureships after completed PPU education (Practical Pedagogical Education), and both qualify for PhD studies.

The University of Agder has a strong team of experts in mathematics and mathematics education, and in 2013 was awarded the status of National Centre of Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (Matric) from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, NOKUT.

All lectures can be given in English, if appropriate, for English-speaking students.

What do you learn?

Upon completion of the study programme, the student

  • has advanced knowledge of key issues and methods in mathematics and mathematics education;
  • has a thorough knowledge of theories and methods of research in mathematics education;
  • is able to analyze academic issues based on the history of mathematics, traditions, character and place in society.
  • can able to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in mathematics and mathematics education in the field of practice;
  • is able to develop their own ideas and implement research-based analysis of problems in mathematics education;
  • is able to demonstrate independence and a profound understanding of learning processes in mathematics.
  • can communicate research results and methods to both specialists and non-specialists
  • can analyze and relate actively to social, scientific and ethical questions that arise in learning situations in mathematics

Student exchange

Possibilities for studying abroad are given.


Programme Structure

Branches available
  • Mathematics didactics for students with general teacher education
  • Mathematics didactics for students with Bachelor's degree
  • Specialization in mathematics
Courses include

  • Differential Equations
  • Statistics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Digital Tools in Mathematics Teaching
  • The nature of mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Research on Learning and Teaching of Mathematics
  • Concepts in Analysis
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Working Methods in Mathematics
  • Working Methods in Mathematics
  • Mathematics Teaching and Theories of Learning
  • Partial Diffenrential Equations and Harmonic Analysis
  • Nonlinear Differential Equations and Dynamic Systems
  • Master Thesis

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • More details:
                              • Non EU/EEA international applicants:From1 November - 1 December.
                              • EU/EEA applicants:From 1 February - 1 March.
                            • Programme intensity Full-time
                              • Full-time duration 24 months
                            • Credits
                              120 ECTS
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus
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                            English Language Requirements

                            You only need to take one of these language tests:

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                            • Minimum required score:


                              The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                            Academic Requirements

                            The masters programme is based on the four-year teacher training programme, or a bachelors programme in mathematics.

                            Admissions requirements state that students must have a mark ofCor better before entering the programme.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International Applies to you

                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                            • EU/EEA Applies to you

                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                            There are no tuition fees at the University of Agder.

                            International degree seeking students must pay a semester fee. This is approximately NOK 800 per semester.

                            Living costs for Kristiansand

                            7,569 - 8,410 /month
                            Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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