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Mathematics and Physics

University of Stavanger

24 months
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The Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics at University of Stavanger will equip you with skills in mathematics, physic and statistics, at a level far beyond most Master degrees in engineering. 


You will be able to solve highly advanced mathematical problems, analytically and numerically. You will be able to apply fundamental physics to complex systems both at the macroscopic and the microscopic level. You will have a large toolbox of computational, experimental and data analysis methods, and be able to address problems throughout natural sciences, but also in the context of finance, health science, social sciences and management.

As a consequence, Mathematics and Physics graduates readily find employment as specialists in industry, filling roles in technical design and innovation, data analysis, mathematical modelling and management. In both the public and private sector, Mathematicians and Physicists are sought after for research and development teams, in particular for tasks that require very advanced mathematics, deductive and problem-solving skills, high precision and deep understanding.


Students of the Mathematics and Physics at University of Stavanger find employment in:

  • Research and development in industry, for example the energy sector, renewable energy, space technology, climate, bio- and geophysics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Research, development and teaching in Academia, for example theoretical physics, analysis and development of materials, cosmology, algebraic geometry, mathematical analysis, medical statistics and econometry.
  • Other jobs in the private and public sector, requiring analytical and mathematical skills, as well as the use of digital tools. Data analyst, health sector, media, finance, insurance sector, logistics, programming.
  • Teaching in high school, Høgskole (with PPU).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Mathematical Modelling
  •  Statistical modeling and simulation
  •  Master Thesis in Mathematics
  •  Mathematical Analysis
  •  Probability and Statistics
  •  Statistical learning
  •  Topology and Symmetry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Exact application periods:

- Nordic counties: 1st February - 15th April

- Non-EU: 10th December - 10th January

- EU: 1st February - 1st March


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor´s degree within one of the following disciplines is required:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Applicants with another Bachelor’s degree may also be considered if they document at least 120 ECTS credits in mathematics and physics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 per semester. 

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /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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