# Mathematics - master

## Nothing lasts forever. Except mathematics! Mathematics is the foundation for all the sciences as well as technology.

###### Facts

Duration: | 2 Years |

Location: |
Tromsø |

Credits (ECTS): | 120 |

Qualification: | Master's of Science in Mathematics |

Admission requirements: | Bachelor's degree in Mathematics |

Application deadline: | 1 December |

Application code: | 2003 |

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The following diciplines are offered:

For each programme at the University of Tromsø there are set targets for knowledge, skills and competences that a student should have reached by the end of studies.

On completion of the program, graduates will have the following attributes:

*Knowledge*

- have advanced knowledge within one of the mathematical areas algebra, analysis/differential geometry or applied mathematics.
- have a solid knowledge about fields close to the chosen main area.
- have sufficient knowledge of mathematics to teach in senior high school.

*Skills*

- can enter complicated problem issues, uncover structures and formulate precise problems, find suitable analytical and/or numerical solution methods, and interpret the solutions.
- have good practical skills in using relevant programming tools.
- can cooperate, if necessary in a interdisciplinary way, with other specialists.
- can find precise and scientific formulations, in oral and written language, in Norwegian as well as in English.
- can use existing literature in an active way to understand the work of other scientists, and as support to solve own mathematical problems.

* General Competence*

- have a solid knowledge of a broad variety of methods and techniques for analysis and problem solving within the chosen area of specialization.
- have acquired good theoretical insight and ability to apply the theory for development of methods and techniques to solve problems.
- possesses the necessary qualifications for work within industry, technology, science, information technology, and schools.
- can apply knowledge within mathematics and statistics on problem issues within social and natural sciences.
- can do independent scientific work and formulate the contents of the work within the framework of the terminology of the field.
- can make knowledge based judgments on general scientific issues and communicate these in public.

Admission to the programme Mathematics - master, requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) in Mathematics or equivalent qualification in Mathematics; or another degree following a programme of study of not less than three years' duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4.

In addition, specialization in mathematics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission. Students are expected to have skills equivalent to the prerequisites the courses in the study program build upon.

More information on admission requirements:

**Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:**

- The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester.

**Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:**

- The application deadline for self-financing applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.
- Online application, study code 2003.

**Are you an international applicant?**Read more here.

The language of instruction and syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

The Master's Thesis may also be written either in English or a Scandinavian language.

After an agreement with the Department, a period of study abroad can be arranged.

###### Facts

Duration: | 2 Years |

Location: |
Tromsø |

Credits (ECTS): | 120 |

Qualification: | Master's of Science in Mathematics |

Admission requirements: | Bachelor's degree in Mathematics |

Application deadline: | 1 December |

Application code: | 2003 |

**Apply**

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Algebra

Analysis/Differential Geometry

Applied Mathematics

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