The international Master's Programme in Mathematics at the University of Jyväskylä is research-oriented and provides students with up-to-date knowledge in one of the core fields of research (analysis, geometry, inverse problems, probability and stochastics) at our department. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for working life, so that they are able to work as experts and developers in their own field. There is also a possibility to continue with postgraduate studies in mathematics.
With a Master's degree in mathematics, one can continue with doctoral studies or find employment outside the university. There is nowadays an increasing demand for mathematicians outside academia. Some typical areas and corresponding mathematical fields include:
- Economics (Finance and Insurance; the international Basel- and Solvency-Contracts): stochastics, analysis (in particular, the theory of partial differential equations), numerics.
- Medicine (image processing): inverse problems and numerics.
- Big Data management in health care organisations and computer science: statistics and stochastics.
- Modeling and mathematical optimization in Biology, in the Energy Sector, but also in small production sites: analysis, geometry, and stochastics.
- 60 ECTS of these are acquired from courses in mathematics, where about 1/3 are general mandatory courses, 1/3 are chosen from the field of specialization according to Line 1 or Line 2 (see below), and 1/3 are topic classes within the research group the student belongs to.
- 30 ECTS are acquired by writing the Master's thesis.
- 30 ECTS are acquired from freely chosen subjects. These include courses offered by the other departments within the faculty of Mathematics and Science, the faculty of Information technology, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, Language Center, etc.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Applied Mathematics Natural Sciences View 3 other Masters in Applied Mathematics in Finland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, which gives eligibility to Master’s level education in thecountry in which the degree was issued. Applicants holding a degree, which gives eligibility toDoctoral programmes, should primarily seek admission to Doctoral level.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from a university with an internationallyrecognised academic standing, or equivalent qualifications. Successful candidates should have basicknowledge in a main research area at the department in mathematics. The Students who havealready completed their M.Sc. studies in similar degree programme cannot be admitted to thisprogramme.
International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
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