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Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4545 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Mathematics programme develops your knowledge of scientific theories and methods, your experience in working independently with scientific questions and your ability to express yourself clearly on academic issues. Thus, this master's programme qualifies you to participate in scientific work and independently handle business functions with your background in these learned skills. 

Career Opportunities  

For mathematicians, unemployment is virtually unknown. You have many career opportunities in Denmark as well as abroad. Because of the analytical qualifications which are acquired through the programme. Mathematicians are often preferred for analyst positions. In economy, the health sector, construction etc. there are often enormous amounts of data which need to be structured and analysed.  
Some mathematicians focus on statistics and they have great career opportunities in analysis institutes, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies etc. There are many political and health-related decisions which are made on the basis of statistical analyses.  
If you want to work in research, it usually necessitates completing a PhD. A PhD student is usually paid through a scholarship from a university, a foundation or through a collaboration with a company.

About the Degree

In this master programme, you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in current issues and complete your own research projects. The programme will provide you with a good basis for handling complex problems which are relevant in many different careers.

The programme has a high level of flexibility meaning that the only mandatory part of the programme is 30 ECTS of constituent Master courses within Mathematics.
You can also choose subjects from your own areas of interest. Research areas within our department include: Operator Algebras, Combinatorics and Topological Methods, Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory, Banach Spaces, and Geometry.

The 30 ECTS Master thesis together with 30 ECTS of preparatory work gives you plenty of time to specialise in a topic within mathematics. The thesis is carried out with a supervisor and it is concluded with an oral presentation.


Entry requirements for the Master's programme in Mathematics: •Bachelor's degree or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level. Qualifications in mathematics corresponding to at least 75 ECTS, including the following subjects areas: -Geometry and topology -Algebra -Real and complex analysis -Statistics and probability. 
Students will be qualified for admission after an individual assessment by the Study Board.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact 
the University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Aug 24

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01



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