University of Bergen

Mathematics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Mathematics programme from University of Bergen is aimed at students with an interest in mathematics who intend to qualify for research, development or teaching and seek employment where education in mathematics is required or considered an advantage.


Within the Master's Programme in Mathematics from University of Bergen, you can choose among the following specialisations, mirroring the four main research groups within pure Mathematics:

  • Algebra: The Master¿s programme in Algebra gives a general background in mathematics, with special focus on algebra and algebraic geometry. Algebra is a classical field that is associated with the study of polynomials in several variables.
  • Algebraic Geometry: The Master¿s programme in Algebraic geometry gives a general background in mathematics, with special focus on algebraic geometry. This is an area where one uses techniques from algebra and topology, and often also complex analysis or number theory, to study geometric objects as curves, surfaces and higher dimensional manifolds that can be defined through polynomial equations.
  • Mathematical Analysis: The Master's programme in Mathematical Analysis provides a general background in mathematics, with a special focus on mathematical analysis. The original meaning of the word "mathematical analysis" is closely associated with functions of one or more real variables, but modern analysis involves several other topics, some of a more abstract nature, such as general topology, measure theory and functional analysis.
  • Topology: The Master¿s programme in Topology provides a general background in mathematics, with a special focus on topology and geometry. Topology is a branch of mathematics where geometrical shapes, such as curves, surfaces and higher dimensional spaces, are studied.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Algebra
  • Algebra/algebraic geometry
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Educational mathematics
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Topology

For more information, please visit the programme website.

                              Detailed Programme Facts

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                              English Language Requirements

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                              Academic Requirements

                              Admission Requirements

                              A first degree (bachelor´s degree) of three or four years´ duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language.

                              It is important to document the content and learning outcomes of the central mathematics subjects, either with attached course descriptions or with links to web pages where course descriptions can be found. 

                              For more information regarding admission look at the different specializations. In your letter of motivation, please indicate which of the specializations/fields (Algebra, Algebraic geometry, Mathematical Analysis, or Topology) you you are mostly interested in.

                              Tuition Fee

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                              The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

                              Living costs for Bergen

                              7990 - 8840 NOK/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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