Master's Programme in Mathematics
Do you want to hone your analytical powers and deepen your knowledge of mathematics? Umeå University offers a two-year Master's programme in Mathematics with a close connection to the mathematical research groups at the university. The programme will equip you with a solid theoretical foundation for pursuing careers in research and development, be it in government, finance, IT in addition to academia.
You will be part of a human-sized Master's programme and Mathematics department, giving the possibility for richer and more personal interactions between students and teachers. All incoming Master students are assigned a mentor from one of our three main research groups – Discrete Mathematics, Analysis and Modelling, and Computational Mathematics. The mentor follows the student through the programme, giving advice on the choice of courses and thesis topics, as well as on applications to Ph.D. programmes.
Flexibility in courses
Beyond the programme's core courses and thesis projects, there is great flexibility about choosing courses both from mathematics and from closely related fields such as computer science and statistics. Teaching on the programme consists of a mixture of lectures, seminars and individual supervision. All teaching on the programme is done in English and by active researchers. Students on the programme also have the opportunity of taking part in a semester-long exchange abroad at partner mathematics departments in Italy, France, Spain, the UK, China, South Korea and Kazakhstan as part of their studies.
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The programme's greatest draw is its close connection to the life of the research groups in the department, which we hope you will take full advantage of. As a student on the programme, you will be able to work on research and thesis projects with some of our young and highly successful researchers and to use the mentoring system as a gateway into the world of research.
In this digital age, mathematical skills are in high demand across the economy. In addition, some of our core, profile and elective courses, and much of our research, lie in exciting "hot topic" areas such as network science, modelling, financial mathematics, numerical analysis, artificial intelligence and big data. The employment prospects of our graduates are thus excellent.