Mathematics, M.Sc.

Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The joint master’s programme in Mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a collaboration between KTH and Stockholm University (SU). The specialisation of study are directed towards areas corresponding to research groups at KTH and SU, taking full advantage of the broad spectrum of expertise available at both universities.

About

The courses in the programme of Mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology are organised in three blocks – the basic block, the profile block and the broadening block. The basic block provides an in-depth education in Mathematics at an advanced level.

Within this block, it is mandatory to take one course in each of these areas: algebra and geometry, analysis, topology, and discrete mathematics. In the profile block, courses are chosen freely to specialise and prepare for the master's thesis – the subject is regarded in a broad sense, including mathematical statistics, optimisation theory and theoretical computer science. The broadening block contains courses on theory and methodology of science, communication of mathematical subjects and a half term of freely elective courses.

Careers

Mathematics is becoming increasingly important in society, and one key function of this programme is to educate tomorrows industrial mathematicians. Problem solving and logical thinking are important qualities that employers look for, and training these abilities lies at the heart of our programme.

In our basic block, students will be given the opportunity to take their general skills to an advanced level by studying core subjects in mathematics. More specialised or interdisciplinary areas of expertise can be studied in our profile and broadening block, giving the student the necessary means to adequately prepare for the job market.

Stockholm's mathematical community hosts world leading experts and research groups in different areas. Students will have the opportunity to interact closely with these researchers, providing a platform to those who consider conti uing to a doctoral degree at KTH, SU or another internationally renowned institution.

Programme Structure

The courses in the programme are organised in three blocks – the basic block, the profile block and the broadening block. 

The basic block The basic block gives a broad competence in mathematics at the advanced level. It is mandatory to read one course in each of the four areas listed below. Each course corresponds to 7.5 ECTS credits. 

  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Analysis
  • Topology
  • Discrete Mathematics

In the profile block, The profile block contains 30 ECTS credits of courses in mathematics on the advanced level. These courses are chosen freely. It is here that the student specializes and prepares for the master thesis.

The broadening block This block consists of free courses corresponding to 15 ECTS credits, and the following two mandatory courses:

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications,
  • Mathematical Communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    90

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    575

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    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General eligibility

The following is required for the Master's programme: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14946.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29893 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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