The courses in the programme are organised in three blocks – the basic block, the profile block and the broadening block. The basic block provides an in-depth education in mathematics on an advanced level. Within this block it is mandatory to take one course in each of these areas: algebra and geometry, analysis, topology and finally, discrete mathematics.
In the profile block, courses are chosen freely to specialise and prepare for the Master thesis – the subject is regarded in a broad sense, including mathematical statistics, optimisation theory and theoretical computer science. The broadening block contains courses on theory and methodology of science, communication of mathematical subjects and a half semester of freely elective courses.
Mathematics is becoming increasingly important in society, and one key function of this programme is to educate tomorrows industrial mathematicians. Problem solving and logical thinking are important qualities that employers look for, and training these abilities lies at the heart of our programme. In our basic block, students will be given the opportunity to take their general skills to an advanced level by studying core subjects in mathematics. More specialised or interdisciplinary areas of expertise can be studied in our profile and broadening block, giving the student the necessary means to adequately prepare for the job market.
Stockholm's mathematical community hosts world leading experts and research groups in different areas. Students will have the opportunity to interact closely with these researchers, providing a platform to those who consider conti uing to a doctoral degree at KTH, SU or another internationally renowned institution.
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The following is required for the Master's programme: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university.
Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and, if qualified, receive a conditional acceptance.
Specific admission requirements
The specific admission requirements for the Master's programme in Mathematics is a Swedish or foreign degree equivalent to Bachelor of Science of 180 university credits, in mathematics or a mathematics-related subject.
Tuition fee waivers are designed to partly or fully cover tuition fees. To be more specific the tuition fee will be reduced by the amount of the tuition fee waiver. Tuition fee waivers do not cover living costs.
Stockholm University has a few tuition fee waivers available from non-EU/EEA/EFTA countries who have been accepted to Master’s Programmes (like the Master’s programme in Mathematics).
Scholarships can be financed by various sources, such as the Swedish state, the European Union or other organisations who collaborate with KTH or Stockholm University. A scholarship may cover parts of or the total tuition fee and/or living costs.
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