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What does the programme lead to?

The Master's degree programme in Applied Mathematics prepares you for a career in a variety of different industries. As a applied mathematician, you can get a job in any company that does research and development, both in the private business and in the public research institutions.

Use of models for development and optimisation

There is a need to use mathematics to solve major modelling tasks if you wish to find the optimal solutions to complex practical problems.

Numerical mathematical modelling is also used for developing and optimising cars, ships, wind turbines, oil platform and robots. CT scanners and weather forecasts are also examples of how numerical modelling is used in practice.

The financial sector uses numerical mathematical modelling for, among other things, calculation of insurance premiums and stock prices.

Numerical models are also used for scheduling buses and trains, and the Faculty of Science uses advanced mathematical models when scheduling its elective courses.

Statistical analysis of data

Some applied mathematicians specialise in statistics and are in great demand by research institutes, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. Many political and health decisions are based on a statistical analyses.

Basically, statisticians are experts in finding out if there is statistical coverage for causal hypotheses - for example, whether a particular drug is the "cause" of healing, or whether a particular political brand case is the "cause" of higher voter turnout.

Degree qualifications

What exactly makes you particularly attractive in the job market if you take a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics? To a potential future employer, you are your competencies. Therefore, we here give you an overview of the competences that the programme gives you: