Master of Science in Mathematics - research profile

General

Program Description

With a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Denmark, you will be well qualified for many exciting jobs in private or public organizations (industry, financial institutions, schools, universities, administration) or you may choose to pursue a research career.

In the master’s program in Mathematics, you develop your knowledge of scientific theories and methods, your experience in working independently with scientific questions and your ability to express yourself clearly on academic issues. The master’s program thus qualifies you to participate in scientific work and independently handle business functions with your background in these learned skills.

Mathematics and computer science research


Research in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Southern Denmark covers three core areas:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics

Within the field of Mathematics, it is especially the fields of operator algebra, Banach spaces, topology, geometry, discrete math and graph theory which are researched at the department.

Program structure


The most common way to finish your degree in Mathematics is a master and thus the title of MSc.

The scientific aspect of the master’s program is most evident in the final thesis project which takes 6 months. Work on this project takes place in close contact with a supervisor and often in connection with the supervisor’s own research. It should be made clear, however, that the master’s degree is not a research degree. To achieve a research degree, you must complete a Ph.D.

Language entry requirements


A good standard of English is required because teaching at the University involves student participation, class discussion, project work and student presentations.

Entry requirements


Students with bachelor's degrees from countries in the European Union or Switzerland

  • Students with a bachelor's degree or other degree based on at least three years of higher education, after the high school level, with good grades
  • Qualifications in Mathematics corresponding to a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from a well-respected institution

Only students with the prerequisite qualifications can be accepted; it is not possible for students without a command of the Danish language to take supplementary courses to bring them up to the required level for graduate study.


Students with bachelor's degrees from countries outside Switzerland or the European Union

  • Students with a bachelor's degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level) with good grades
  • Qualifications in Mathematics corresponding to a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from a well-respected institution
  • Satisfactory results from the Graduate Record Examination in Mathematics
Last updated Feb 2018

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