At the department of Mathematics, we offer several specialised Master’s degree programmes in both classical theoretical mathematics and broader associated subjects. All our MScs are two years in duration, and all the programmes are flexible, allowing you to specialise in your academic interests early on. Furthermore, our programmes are taught by active researchers, which ensures high-quality, up-to-date education.
As the study programmes have relatively small classes, students can form close relationships with their peers and teachers and gain excellent opportunities to become associated with research groups while studying. We pride ourselves on being a diverse department. Our researchers come from all over the globe, which also creates a great international study environment.
The Mathematics department is located in the heart of the Uniparken campus, which has been voted one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. This gives close access to the Royal Library and other facilities on campus, all while being just a 15 minute walk from the city centre!
The Master’s degree programme in Data Science focuses on both general and specialist competences. You will acquire general competencies through three compulsory courses covering advanced statistical learning, large scale optimization and data visualisation. You will develop specialist competences through a 30 ECTS specialisation package, and you can choose between the following four packages: Computational Statistics, Data-Intensive Systems, Finance and FinTech and Signal Processing.
The programme is taught in English, and large parts of it can be designed to match your specific academic interests, through elective elements and through your choice of specialisation package.
Mathematics is part of everyday situations such as using your debit card, navigating by GPS, making calculations in physics or chemistry, or working out the pot odds in the midst of an important hand of poker.
The two-year MSc programme in Mathematics at Aarhus University targets students from tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. The degree programme is flexible and shaped to match the academic interests of the individual student, allowing you to specialise in a particular subject area within mathematics while at the same time acquiring general competencies in mathematics.
The teaching at the university is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are active researchers. The Master’s thesis written during the final year of the degree programme carries considerable weight and, in this context, students benefit from the informal atmosphere between staff and students.
When writing your thesis, you will have excellent opportunities for becoming associated with a group of researchers. In this way, students also participate in the group’s research projects and scientific discussions. They can specialise in a topic within a broad area, including one of the three areas of mathematics in which Aarhus University is particularly strong:
Have you thought about how you fix the rate of a new mortgage loan with an interest rate ceiling, or the popular interest-only types of loans? In fact, Mathematics-Economics graduates developed the model used to fix the cost of such loans. Every major company is regularly faced by complex problems, and many contact a mathematics-economist when this happens. Mathematics-economists are experts in designing optimisation strategies, which requires great theoretical insight into both economics and mathematics.
As a student of mathematics-economics, you have the option of specialising in a topic within a broad area, including one of the areas of mathematics-economics in which Aarhus University is particularly strong:
What should your home contents insurance cost? How many people will survive a certain disease? What are the odds of winning a game of solitaire? The two-year Msc programme in Statistics at Aarhus University targets students from tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. The degree programme is also flexible, which allows students to specialise while at the same time acquiring general competencies in statistics. As a student of statistics, you have the opportunity to specialise in a topic within a broad area, including one of the areas of statistics in which Aarhus University is particularly strong:
The teaching at the university is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are active researchers. As an MSc student, you will benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students, particularly when writing your thesis, which carries considerable weight in the final year of the programme.
Science and technology form part of our day-to-day lives wherever we are, and we constantly have to make decisions drawing on scientific and technological knowledge. Natural scientists tell us the significance of C02 in relation to climate change, and when we have to decide whether to reduce C02 emissions, we need to understand what sort of knowledge we have and on what it is based. The MSc in Science Studies provides you with insight into how scientific discoveries and knowledge have affected our lives and our societies. You learn to place scientific knowledge within historical, philosophical and social perspective, and you work comprehensively with the many challenges and opportunities that science provides.