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At the department we offer master's degree programmes within Mathematics,Matematics-Economics, Statistics and Science Studies.

Master's degree programme in Mathematics

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:

  • Algebra and combinatorics
  • Analysis
  • Geometry and topology

Master's degree programme in Mathematics - Economics

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:

  • Mathematical finance
  • Economics
  • Operations research

Master's degree programme in Statistics

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:

  • Theoretical and applied statistics
  • Probability theory

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.

 


Master's degree programme in Science Studies

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.