Applied Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    9090 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Master programme in Applied mathematics at SDU teaches you how to model and solve practical problems by means of advanced mathematical tools. This Applied Mathematics programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.


In the Applied mathematics programme, you will learn to model and solve problems from the practical world using advanced mathematical tools. Aside from the basic mathematical principles, in Applied mathematics you will become acquainted with mathematical modelling, i.e. formulating complex problems in applications as mathematical problems, in order to analyse them and perform calculations digitally.

This Applied Mathematics programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.

All master programmes at the Faculty of Science are characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses at SDU or abroad or by conducting a research project in close cooperation with a business.

Career opportunities

Today, computer simulations have become an indispensible tool in research, to increase our understanding of nature, as well as in the design and development of industrial services and products.

As an applied mathematician, you will work with computer simulations of challenging and complex phenomena, with job openings in many different kinds of private businesses, as well as universities and other research institutions.

You can also opt for a career in teaching. You will, however, not fulfil the formal requirements for high school teachers in Denmark, which require a degree in pure mathematics.

Programme Structure

The first semester of the Master programme in Applied mathematics consists of a range of constituent courses. During the second semester, you can specialise by doing elective courses or by conducting a research project in close collaboration with a business.

Graduates are awarded the title Master of Science (MSc) in Applied mathematics.

PhD programme

If you wish to pursue a career in research, you can apply for the PhD programme.

  • To be considered for a 3-year PhD fellowship, you must hold a Master's degree.
  • To be considered for a 4-year PhD fellowship, you must hold a Bachelor's degree and have passed Master's degree exams equivalent to 60 ECTS.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • 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

To apply for the Master's programme in Applied Mathematics, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees from University of Southern Denmark:

  • BSc in Applied Mathematics
  • BSc in Mathematics
  • BSc in Mathematics-Economics

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including at least 50 ECTS within mathematics, numerical analysis and statistics. Once you apply, the study board will assess whether your degree is qualifying.

If your degree does not fulfill the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9090 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9090 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Odense

5,400 - 7,800 DKK/month
Living Costs

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


Options for full-degree graduate students:

BHJ Scholarship

Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus

Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.

A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.

Options for Exchange and Guest Students:

Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements)

Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.