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 dates for studies starting in Autumn 2019

16 October 2018 - 15 January 2019: Application round for all students
4 April 2019: Notification of selection results

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

Mathematics at KTH

The courses in the programme are organised into three blocks: basic, profile and broadening. 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 the following 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 degree project – 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.

This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Engineering Sciences (at KTH) and at the Stockholm University campus.

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 the 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.

"KTH is an amazing choice given the friendly atmosphere and nature of the programmes."

Markéta Sluková, Czech Republic

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