Applied Mathematics - Mathematics - master


Duration:2 Years
Location: Tromsø
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master's of Science in Mathematics
Admission requirements:Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related subject aera
Application deadline:1 December
Application code:2003
This discipline is included in the Master's Degree Progam in Mathematics .

A Master's degree program in applied mathematics is an education where mathematics is combined with programming, computing and visualizations. Interpretations and evaluations of results and their relevance is also included. Candidates with this education are in great demand. The research group in applied mathematics is offering master thesis in the fields of plasma physics, optics, mathematical ecology and bioinformatics.

This program requires a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics which includes basic courses in physics.

The program structure below indicates that at least three of six courses in the program will be in applied mathematics at 3000-level.

Other relevant courses for the program:
MAT-3211 Bioinformatics, MAT-3810 Special syllabus and other courses in mathematics, physics, statistics or computer science at 2000- or 3000-level. Special syllabus upon approval.

For further information on evaluation/examination/assessment, see individual course descriptions.

Term 10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
First term (autumn)
Elective course
Elective course
Second term (spring)
Elective course
Third term (autumn)
(60 ECTS)
Fourth term (spring)

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.

  • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand: An average grade C as a minimum requirement,
  • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries: An average grade B as a minimum requirement.

More information on formal 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 all 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.


Per Jakobsen

Phone: +4777644020


Martin Rypdal

Phone: +4777620754