# Master in Mathematics

Stockholm, Sweden

DURATION

2 Years

LANGUAGES

English

PACE

Full time

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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EARLIEST START DATE

01 Sep 2025

TUITION FEES

SEK 70,000 / per semester *

STUDY FORMAT

On-Campus

* EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees

## Introduction

**The Master's program in Mathematics is a joint initiative by the Departments of Mathematics at Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). It is a two-year program at the advanced level and leads to a joint master's degree in mathematics from Stockholm University and KTH.**

Mathematics, together with astronomy, is one of the oldest sciences and is more important now than ever before. New methods are developed continuously, and old problems are solved. Mathematics is a critical element in the development of society: with mathematics, it is possible to calculate planetary orbits, describe the growth of the world population, and predict the melting pattern of the Arctic glaciers. Mathematical education is applicable in all fields where advanced mathematical methods are used. Examples include numerical calculations in technology and natural sciences, estimation of probability, price setting in the financial sector, and the development of algorithms used to ensure the secure transfer of data.

## Curriculum

This two-year program is organized into three different course blocks and one master's thesis. Blocks are read in parallel and each block corresponds to one semester of studies.

The basic block gives a broad competence in mathematics at the advanced level, with courses in each algebra and geometry, analysis, topology, and discrete mathematics.

In the profile block, you choose 30 credits worth of courses in mathematics on the advanced level. These courses are chosen freely, and this is where you specialize and prepare for the master's thesis.

The broadening block comprises mandatory courses in science theory, communication of mathematics, and 15 credits of optional courses that can be chosen without condition on subject or level.

Master courses in mathematics are generally given at a 25% pace, stretching over the whole semester, with one lecture per week.

**Year 1**

**First semester**

Usually, the first semester comprises the following courses.

- SF2743 Advanced Real Analysis I
- MM7052 Topology
- MM7042 Commutative algebra and algebraic geometry
- MM7020 Mathematical communication

If you are taking separate courses rather than the program, you cannot apply for SF2743 which is the KTH version of the course, but you can instead apply for the SU version with the same name and code MM7046.

**Second semester**

AK2040 Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications

Otherwise, the second semester depends on your choice of courses. You must include a course in discrete mathematics, either Graph Theory, or Number Theory of Enumerative Combinatorics, but when you take it depends on which one you choose.

**Year 2**

**Third semester**

Depending on your choice of courses, should include a course in discrete mathematics if you have not taken one already.

**Fourth semester**

During the fourth semester, you write your degree project.

Independent project

The final component of your studies is the degree thesis where you independently plan, execute and report your own research project, supervised by one of our researchers.

Mathematics, Degree Project (MM9008)

## Career Opportunities

The program is meant to provide a strong background in the mathematical sciences. It prepares you for Ph.D. studies (e.g. at KTH or SU) in mathematics or related subjects, and for research and development in the industry and business sectors.