Mathematics
Get a solid education in one of the oldest sciences, with new applications in a growing number of areas in natural and social sciences and business. Learn how to understand and solve problems by the use of proofs and logical thinking.
Here you can study various areas of mathematics like algebra, geometry, analysis and logic but also applied mathematics. One large and growing application is within mathematical statistics, the new data science and the handling of “Big Data”.
Get deeper insights in areas like cryptography and the mathematical analysis that helps building up models in physics, chemistry, biology, economy etc.
You will get training in how to draw up and modify problems and to solve them with rigorous mathematical arguments. An education in mathematics will give you an understanding of the structure behind all the usable formulas and equations.
Mathematics and mathematical statistics can be studied at both first cycle and second cycle level. In second cycle studies we also offer some courses in insurance mathematics
It is a great advantage to combine studies in mathematics/mathematical statistics with courses in computer science, many offered by the same department. In that way you will master the most modern tools and get training in the handling and analysis of real data.
You can also combine your studies with courses in science, economy or other areas of interest.
If you would like to study a mathematical area in greater depth and get into research, there are PhD studies given in Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Insurance Mathematics.
Career opportunities
Mathematical education is applicable in all fields where advanced mathematical methods are used. Examples include numerical calculations in technology and natural sciences, estimation of probability, price setting in the financial sector, risk analysis and the development of algorithms used to ensure secure transfer of data and the development of machine learning algorithms.
Alumni from the Department of Mathematics are employed in advanced positions in various parts of industry or in the academic sector.
Courses and programmes

Bachelor's programme

Bachelor's Programme in logic, philosophy and mathematics
HLFMK, Programme, First level , Philosophy , Mathematics  Held every autumn

Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics and Economics
NMAEK, Programme, First level , Mathematics , Mathematical Statistics

Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics
NMATK, Programme, First level , Mathematics , Mathematical Statistics

Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics and Computer Science
NMDVK, Programme, First level , Computer Science , Mathematics , Mathematical Statistics


Master's programme

Course at bachelor's level

Introductory Course in Mathematics
MM1003, Course, First level , Mathematics

Challenging mathematics
MM1008, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics for the Natural Sciences I
MM2002, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics II  Analysis, part B
MM5011, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics III  Complex Analysis
MM5022, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics I
MM2001, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics II  Analysis, part A
MM5010, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics II  Linear Algebra
MM5012, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics II  Algebra and Combinatorics
MM5013, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics, Degree Project
MM6004, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematical Methods for Economists
MM3001, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics III  Combinatorics
MM5023, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics, science and society
MM5015, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics for the Natural Sciences II
MM4001, Course, First level , Mathematics  Held every spring

Mathematics, Degree Project
MM6010, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics III  Ordinary Differential Equations
MM5026, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics III  Logic
MM5024, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics III  Abstract algebra
MM5020, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics III  Foundations of Analysis
MM5021, Course, First level , Mathematics

Mathematics for Economic and Statistical Analysis
MM1005, Course, First level , Mathematics


Course at master's level

Mathematics, Degree Project
MM9007, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Advanced Real Analysis II
MM8039, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Differential geometry
MM8022, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Mathematics of cryptography
MM7029, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Chaotic Dynamic Systems
MM8014, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Linear Algebra and Learning from Data
MM7024, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Theory for computation and formal languages
MM7023, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Mathematical Communication
MM7020, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Topology
MM7041, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Galois Theory
MM7043, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Function Theory of Several Complex Variables
MM8040, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Optimization
MM7028, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Commutative algebra and algebraic geometry
MM7042, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Advanced Real Analysis I
MM8037, Course, Second level , Mathematics

Enumerative combinatorics
MM8018, Course, Second level , Mathematics

School and Society: Mathematics, Science and Technology
UM7111, Course, Second level , Mathematics  Part of a programme / course package

Degree
Research
Research is conducted in a wide variety of subfields of pure and applied mathematics as well as statistics. Some of our researchers are active in abstract subjects like logic and topology while others work in areas of immediate societal interest such as climate modeling and insurance.
Some mathematical disciplines, including spectral theory, random processes and number theory, are driven both by mathematical interest and by potential applications in theoretical physics, analysis of financial markets, and cyber security.