Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Do you enjoy mathematics and want to take your skills to the next level? As a student at the Master Programme in Mathematics you will gain deeper insights in most major and modern areas of mathematics. The Mathematics programme is offered at Uppsala University.


The Master Programme in Mathematics at Uppsala University focuses on both breadth and depth of the mathematics field, which will give you a strong theoretical foundation that will be of great benefit if you choose to continue to graduate studies and aim for a career in research. You can also get additional perspectives on the mathematical theory by combining your theoretical studies with courses from other disciplines. 

The programme provides a great freedom of choice, as you will be able to select courses that suit your interests. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of courses in algebra, analysis, geometry and probability theory. You will achieve a more thorough understanding of the logical and conceptual relationships between the mathematical concepts that you have previously studied. 

On the one hand, you will see them in a more general and modern context, on the other hand, you will study them in greater detail and with greater depth. In this way, your knowledge in mathematics will become both more general and more useful.


If you want to pursue a career in mathematical research, this specialisation is the right way to go. Many of our alumni who have obtained a master's degree in mathematics have continued to graduate studies, both in Sweden and abroad. But even if you choose to work outside academia, there are good prospects for a successful career, especially if you broaden your education with courses in other areas. Our alumni work as actuaries, analysts, system developers, data scientists etc.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Integration Theory
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Modules and Homological Algebra
  • Functional Analysis
  • Analytic Number Theory
  • Analytic Functions
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Riemannian Geometry
  • Theoretical Statistics

Instruction is conducted mainly in the form of lectures, tutorials and seminars, and the language is English.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

                                Detailed Programme Facts

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

                                English Language Requirements

                                You only need to take one of these language tests:

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                                Academic Requirements

                                A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

                                Also required is 90 credits in mathematics.

                                Selection: Students are selected based on:

                                • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
                                • a statement of purpose (1 page).

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International Applies to you

                                  15113.5 EUR/year
                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                  Tuition Fee
                                  Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme 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.


                                • Application Fee: SEK 900
                                • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
                                • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

                                Living costs for Uppsala

                                • 8200 - 12300 SEK/month
                                  Living Costs

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