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

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Mathematics is the science of structures in a broad sense. They may be numerical structures, spatial structures, colour structures, musical structures, logical structures or a thousand other things. Mathematicians study these structures: they form them, stretch them, bend them, play with them and form connections between them.

When you start looking, you find structures everywhere. And mathematics is the language that we use to express many of our deepest thoughts about the world. Mathematical applications can be used as a way to get inside the structures. Or you can become engrossed in the abstract game. You're allowed - in fact, you're encouraged! - to use both approaches as a graduate student in mathematics.

A graduate in mathematics will be able to:
  • Conduct independent, stringent argumentation
  • Structure a study of open mathematical issues
  • Define mathematical disciplines in relation to each other, but also to take advantage of interdisciplinary skills.
  • Independently take responsibility for his or her own professional development and specialisation.
A graduate in mathematics will also have acquired the skills to:
  • Read and understand original mathematical literature
  • Convey and communicate mathematical issues and problems on a scientific basis
  • Explain, orally and in writing, mathematical studies of open issues.
Read about the structure of the programme.

Career Opportunities  

MSc graduates in Mathematics have many different job opportunities, and there is basically no unemployment. Many graduates find employment in the private sector, where they either work specifically with applying mathematics to specialised problems, for instance within economics or telecommunications, or act as "trouble shooters" in a broader sense.

When employers are asked why they hire Mathematics graduates, they often emphasise the mathematician's abilities to see patterns in problems that often arise and to solve them once and for all.

There is also a high demand for mathematics teachers in upper secondary education and other post compulsory education programmes. Moreover, there is the opportunity to continue conducting research in mathematics after earning a PhD.


Read about the specific admission requirements and prioritisation criteria

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

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. Please write to

Application takes place through an online application portal. To find out how and when to apply, please go to this page.

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


There is no tuition fee for  full-time degree studentsfrom the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. 

Further Information

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EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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