Master's programme in Mathematics

The joint master’s programme in Mathematics is a collaboration between KTH and Stockholm University (SU). The specialisation 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 through University Admissions in Sweden.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline

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 tuition fee for the full programme 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.

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

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

Programme coordinator: ​​​​​​​

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 at an advanced level. Within this block, it is mandatory to take one course in each of these areas: algebra and geometry, analysis, topology, and discrete mathematics. In the profile block, courses are chosen freely to specialise and prepare for the master's 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 term of freely elective courses.

Programme description

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.

Topics covered

Algebra, analysis, discrete mathematics, geometry, mathematical physics, topology


Mathematics is becoming increasingly important in society, and one key function of this programme is to educate tomorrows industrial mathematicians. Problem solving and logical thinking are important qualities that employers look for, and training these abilities lies at the heart of our programme. In our basic block, students will be given the opportunity to take their general skills to an advanced level by studying core subjects in mathematics. More specialised or interdisciplinary areas of expertise can be studied in our profile and broadening block, giving the student the necessary means to adequately prepare for the job market.

Stockholm's mathematical community hosts world leading experts and research groups in different areas. Students will have the opportunity to interact closely with these researchers, providing a platform to those who consider conti uing to a doctoral degree at KTH, SU or another internationally renowned institution.

After graduation

Researcher, data analyst, consultant, actuary, financial analyst, software engineer


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

Karl Jonsson, Sweden

"KTH being a renowned educational institution made the decision easy."

Meet the students

Changes in the programme may occur.

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