M.Sc. On Campus


University of Jyväskylä

24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Master's Degree in Mathematics at the University of Jyväskylä is research oriented and offers the student up-to-date knowledge in the core fields of research carried out within the department. The student can choose his specialisation from the directions of analysis, geometry, inverse problems and stochastics.


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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure


  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Jyväskylä

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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