M.Sc. On Campus

Mathematics - Economics

Aarhus University

24 months
14800 EUR/year
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The Mathematics - Economics programme from Aarhus University is taught at the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Economics and Business. It counts as 120 ECTS credits. Students specialise through course activities and projects and through a thesis. 


In the first week, students structure their own individual study programme with the help of a lecturer by choosing courses from a course catalogue. The Mathematics - Economics programme from Aarhus University is designed on the basis of each individual student’s academic qualifications, interests, and subjects studied at BSc level. The study plan must be approved by the board of studies before the student can register for exams.

The study environment for mathematics–economics has a reputation for enthusiastic, active student involvement. The social and academic associations at the department keep up a number of festive traditions and organise many events. These include company visits and study trips, alternating annually between trips abroad and trips to Copenhagen.

Job profile

A large part of the mathematics–economics graduates work in the private job market. In recent years, many graduates have been employed in consultancy firms or telecommunications companies. The tasks here mainly consist of analysing problems for a company, for example, in order to subsequently develop a model that can be used to solve the specific problem at hand. In that way, you act as both a supervisor and a problem-solver.

Virtually all graduates who specialise in finance get work in the financial sector, such as banks, insurance companies or other financial institutions.

Planning departments in large industrial or manufacturing companies also represent a relevant job market for mathematics–economics graduates. The increased focus on maximising or minimising areas such as cost structures is just one of many examples of a field where you can apply the tools you learn when studying mathematics–economics.

Another are of employment is teaching, typically at a business college. A number of graduates find work in public administration and planning – at universities and other educational institutions, for example, or on supervisory boards and in ministries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The teaching at the university focuses on independence, critical thinking and collaboration. Part of the teaching is in the form of lectures that introduce new angles to the material compared with the textbooks and give you a general overview of the subject. 
  • You also receive extensive guidance when working with examples and projects.
  • The varied forms of teaching, collaboration in groups and the opportunity for close scientific dialogue with the researchers provide you with general competences that are in great demand in the global job market. 
  • These competences include abstract, critical and independent thinking, analytical skills and strategic planning. You can use these skills in many contexts – even in jobs you didn’t know you were qualified for.

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements differ for each programme. Please, check programme specific information for more details. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 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 Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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


Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to very talented students outside of Europe. To learn more about the options, please visit:

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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