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Programmes

Mathematics - Economics

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

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://kandidat.au.dk/en/mathematics-economics/

Description

Have you thought about how rates for a new mortgage loan should be fixed – with an interest-rate ceiling or as interest-only loans? In fact, it was mathematics–economics graduates who developed the model used for fixing the cost of such loans. All major companies face complex problems, and many turn to a mathematics–economist to solve them.
Mathematics–economists are experts in designing optimisation strategies, something that requires great theoretical insight into both economics and mathematics. As a student of mathematics–economics, you have the option of specialising in a subject within a broad area, including one of the areas of mathematics–economics in which Aarhus University is particularly strong: mathematical finance, economics, and operations research.

Specialisation and Study Programme

The MSc in Mathematics–Economics is taught at the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Economics and Business. Students specialise through course activities and projects and through a thesis.
Students structure their own individual study programme in consultation with a lecturer. The programme is designed on the basis of each individual student’s academic qualifications, interests, and subjects studied at BSc level. Read more about the different tracks over the page.

Student Life

As a student on the programme, you are based at the Department of Mathematics and at the Department of Economics and Business Economics. You therefore have the unique advantage of benefiting from the facilities of both departments.

The Department of Mathematics has its own canteen, computer rooms, library, and study areas shared by students. As a Master’s student, you will be given your own desk in an office shared with other Master’s students. The department also has a number of student organisations such as Euler’s Friends, the Kalkulerbar or Friday bar, and the mathematics–economists association (the MØF) through which academic activities, study trips and social functions are organised.

The Department of Economics and Business Economics has nearly 600 study spaces, a large canteen, and state-of-the-art high-tech facilities to meet students’ needs.


Careers  

Job prospects for mathematics–economics graduates are extremely positive, and career opportunities are many. A large proportion of our graduates find work in the private sector. Banks and insurance companies are the major workplaces, with many graduates working as problem-solvers in consultancy and telecommunications companies. Planning departments in large industrial or manufacturing companies are also a relevant job market.


Admission  

To find out more about admission to the MSc in Mathematucs - Economics please visit the programme’s website.

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

Apply directly at Aarhus 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 Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →
 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

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

Tuition

Please read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.ufm.dk/

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 Systemte




EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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