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

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Aalborg University has abandoned the traditional way of teaching mathematics through textbook example for an approach in which mathematics is taught, learned  and tried through projects.  

During the last 40 years, Aalborg University has successfully carried out project-organized education in mathematics and statistics after the Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL). Students participate in courses and projects at a high academic level and develop team work skills appreciated in the professional world at the same time. Groups of students work at the university in their own office equipped with up-to-date IT equipment.

Within that specific framework, a group of students and their supervisor from the academic staff choose a topic to study. Key concepts and methods are provided during a synchronized course, while the group finds literature and other material relevant for its topic. During the semester, the group undergoes a research-like process and documents its results in a report. The final examination is oral and individual with the report as a point of departure. 

Besides working on projects, students participate in three courses every semester ranging over a variety of mathematical subject areas and providing them with important mathematical skills and an overview over many of the most important concepts and results.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates in Mathematical Sciences are employed in many different types of jobs in the industry, public administration, teaching and research. A combination of mathematical knowledge and skills with the ability to handle mathematically oriented software is a good basis for job entries in the industry, e.g. dealing with (wind) power facilities.

Students with a statistical background are of interest to the public administration, the pharmaceutical industry etc. Mathematicians teach a lot, some of them as high school teachers. Many of them do research and some of them start as PhD students right after having finished a Master’s degree.

About the Degree

A complete MSc requires a combination with another subject, most often within the natural sciences area, or a specific one-year programme in Applied Mathematics organized in collaboration with one of the engineering or economics educations at Aalborg University.


Applications will be dealt on an individual basis by the programme coordinator. 
Read more about the requirements of the programme or consult the programme coordinator at

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University 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 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 applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01


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