Master's programme in Mathematics

The joint Master’s programme in Mathematics is a collaboration between KTH and Stockholm University (SU). The specializations of study are directed towards areas corresponding to research groups at KTH and SU, taking full advantage of the broad spectrum of expertise available at both universities.

Application open

Application is open until April 18 2017.

The joint Master's programme in Mathematics is supervised jointly with Stockholm University. For issues related to admission, please contact Stockholm University. 

Programme description and application

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science, joint degree
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus and SU Campus, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Programme contact

Mathematics at KTH

The courses in the programme are organised in three blocks – the basic block, the profile block and the broadening block. The basic block provides an in-depth education in mathematics on an advanced level. Within this block it is mandatory to take one course in each of these areas: algebra and geometry, analysis, topology and finally, discrete mathematics. In the profile block, courses are chosen freely to specialise and prepare for the Master thesis – the subject is regarded in a broad sense, including mathematical statistics, optimisation theory and theoretical computer science. The broadening block contains courses on theory and methodology of science, communication of mathematical subjects and a half semester of freely elective courses.

Degree project

The degree project will typically be carried out within the specialisation chosen, either internally with a research group at KTH, SU or externally at a company. The results are presented in a Master's thesis, as well as in a seminar.


The programme may lead to an advanced industrial position or serve as a platform for continued graduate studies. Mathematics is becoming increasingly important in society, and one key function of this programme is to educate tomorrow’s industrial mathematicians.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

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For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme contact.

Programme contact: Kristian Bjerklöv

Changes in the programme may occur.

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