Programme Structure

You can choose from a wide variety of restricted elective and elective courses to design a programme of your interests. Mathematics has many disciplines: Algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, etc. It also includes application-oriented disciplines such as mathematical physics, probability theory and optimisation, as well as cultural disciplines like the history of mathematics and the didactics of mathematics.

Although these disciplines are studied independently, it is remarkable how closely related they are when you take a closer look. Mathematics as a whole can be approached in many ways.

You can also study mathematics with a minor subject. Read more at the bottom of this page >>

Do a Project in Practice or Study Abroad

You may choose to use some of your elective courses to do a project in practice or to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time.

Master's Thesis

Your studies will conclude with a thesis project in which you work in more detail within one of the themes that you focused on in your course of study. Often the thesis will be written in association with one of the Department's research teams, where you have access to both a supervisor and the entire team's knowledge and involvement. In other cases, you might instead be investigating something entirely new.

In recent years, solutions have been found to profound problems that have existed for hundreds of years or more (Poincaré's conjecture and Fermat's last theorem), and the enthusiasm that accompanies these new breakthroughs has led to many thesis topics.

Examples of thesis topics:

  • Algebra and the theory of numbers
  • Geometric analysis and mathematical physics
  • Noncommutative geometry
  • Topology
  • Didactics of mathematics

 

The programme can be structured in two ways, depending on, whether you start your studies in September or February:

Programme Overview, Study Start in September

Compulsory courses: 7.5 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 52.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 30 ECTS
Thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Advanced Vector Spaces Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Elective course Elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in February

Study start in February is only for students with a reserved access to the programme. Read about reserved access here >>

Compulsory courses: 7.5 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 52.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 30 ECTS
Thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1 Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Advanced Vector Spaces Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Elective course Elective course Thesis
Elective course Elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Restricted Elective Courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

You are obliged to choose courses worth at least 22,5 ECTS from this list:

Choose your remaining courses from this list:

* The course is not offered in the academic year 2021/2022

 

Please note: The MSc in Mathematics with a minor subject is only for applicants with a Danish Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics including the required courses from the minor subject. The minor subject consists of courses taught in Danish, where the first part is compulsory in the Bachelor’s degree, and the remaining is part of the MSc.

You can study mathematics with a minor subject if you want to acquire the competences to teach or disseminate both subjects. This enables you to teach in Danish upper secondary schools and at university colleges. You will also be qualified to find work in the private and public sector e.g., in jobs that require your knowledge within two academic fields.

Furthermore, you have the prerequisites for further studies e.g., a PhD programme.

See the full description of the admission requirements, as well as the knowledge, competences, and skills you obtain in the curriculum for Mathematics with a Minor Subject.

The programme can be structured in different ways depending on whether your minor subject is within or outside the field of science, and whether you start in September or February. The tables below show the recommended academic progression in all cases:

Programme Overview, Study Start in September, Minor Subject Within the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 7.5 ECTS
Restricted elective courses: 37.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 45 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Year 2 Advanced Vector Spaces Restricted elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in September, Minor Subject Outside the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 7.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 37.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 75 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Year 2 Advanced Vector Spaces Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Minor subject Minor subject
Year 3 Thesis

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in February, Minor Subject Within the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 7.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 37.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 45 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Advanced Vector Spaces Restricted elective course
Minor subject Minor subject Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Thesis
Minor subject Minor subject

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Programme Overview, Study Start in February, Minor Subject Outside the Field of Science

Compulsory courses: 7.5 ECTS
Elective courses: 37.5 ECTS
Minor subject: 75 ECTS
Master's thesis: 30 ECTS

Block 3
Block 4
Block 1
Block 2
Year 1 Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject Minor subject
Year 2 Minor subject Minor subject Advanced Vector Spaces Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 3 Thesis

One block each year equals nine weeks of study and 15 ECTS.

Restricted Elective Courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

You are required to choose restricted elective courses worth 22,5 ECTS from this list:

In addition, you must choose courses worth 15 ECTS from the list below:

* The course is not offered in the academic year 2021/22