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Mathematics and Physics, 5-year integrated Master's Programme (M-MAFYS5)

Facts
Studieprogramkode

M-MAFYS5

Vekting (SP)

300

Studienivå

Master's degree (5 years)

Fører til grad

Master i realfag, matematikk og fysikk

Varighet

10 Semesters

Grunnstudium

Yes

Tilbys av

Faculty of Science and Technology

Undervisningsspråk
Intro

Modern technology and our understanding of the World we live in is based on the scientific description of natural phenomena and advanced mathematical modelling. Scientists and engineers are trained to uncover and investigate these phenomena, and in return apply our knowledge to develop new technology.

 

A Master degree in Mathematics and Physics will equip you with skills in mathematics, physic and statistics, at a level far beyond most Master degrees in engineering. You will be able to solve highly advanced mathematical problems, analytically and numerically. You will be able to apply fundamental physics to complex systems both at the macroscopic and the microscopic level. You will have a large toolbox of computational, experimental and data analysis methods, and be able to address problems throughout natural sciences, but also in the context of finance, health science, social sciences and management.

 

As a consequence, Mathematics and Physics graduates readily find employment as specialists in industry, filling roles in technical design and innovation, data analysis, mathematical modelling and management. In both the public and private sector, Mathematicians and Physicists are sought after for research and development teams, in particular for tasks that require very advanced mathematics, deductive and problem-solving skills, high precision and deep understanding.

 

Some Mathematicians and Physicists choose to further specialise through a Ph.D. degree, others establish themselves with a career in education, at high-school level, in higher education or in public dissemination.

 

The first 6 semesters of the programme encompass all the core skills that a Mathematician and a Physicist need. These include Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism, Astrophysics and Quantum mechanics, as well as Statistics, Advanced Calculus, Abstract Algebra, Differential equations, and Numerical methods.

 

From semester 7, the student must choose to specialise in either Mathematics or Physics, and in semester 8 select a set of advanced elective courses.

 

The Master project in semester 9-10 offers the opportunity to apply the acquired skills to a specific, often very challenging problem in contemporary mathematics or physics. This will expose the student to some of the most advanced methods and ideas in mathematics (algebraic and differential geometry, topology and functional analysis), to modern methods in data analysis (statistical simulations, signal processing, machine learning, AI), and to ongoing efforts to probe the fundamental properties of the Universe, using some of the most complex technology in the world (CERN, ESRF, Gravitational waves, supercomputing).

Syllabus
Career prospects

Mathematicians and Physicists find employment in:

  • Research and development in industry, for example the energy sector, renewable energy, space technology, climate, bio- and geophysics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Research, development and teaching in Academia, for example theoretical physics, analysis and development of materials, cosmology, algebraic geometry, mathematical analysis, medical statistics and econometry.
  • Other jobs in the private and public sector, requiring analytical and mathematical skills, as well as the use of digital tools. Data analyst, health sector, media, finance, insurance sector, logistics, programming.
  • Teaching in high school, Høgskole (with PPU).
Study plan and courses
Student exchange

Exchange semester
Semester 8

Recommended exchange destinations
For more information, see Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics (2-year programme)

 

 

 

Student exchange
  • All countries

    Københavns Universitet

    København er et populært studiested for nordmenn, ikke minst på grunn av den geografiske og språklige nærheten til Norge.

    University of Jyväskylä

    Jyväskylä Universitet er Finlands ledende innen lærerutdanning. Det er også det eneste universitetet med eget fakultet for «sport and health sciences».

    University of Paderborn

    Enjoy the charm of Paderborn for one semester. You will study close to major European cities such as Brussel and Amsterdam, with the possibility of many indoor and outdoor activities in a friendly and green enviroment.

    University of Bonn

    Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn har en 200 år lang historie og er å betrakte som et av Tysklands mest anerkjente forskningsuniversitet. Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzche og Konrad Adenauer er bare noen av mange kjente personer som har fått sin grad fra Universitetet i Bonn.

    University of California, Berkeley

    University of California, Berkeley er utvilsamt eit av verdast sterkaste universitet, med samtlege av dei akademiske greinene ranka blant verdas ti beste av Times Higher Education. Du vil garantert få fagleg utbytte av eit studieopphald her.

  • Denmark

    Københavns Universitet

    København er et populært studiested for nordmenn, ikke minst på grunn av den geografiske og språklige nærheten til Norge.

  • Finland

    University of Jyväskylä

    Jyväskylä Universitet er Finlands ledende innen lærerutdanning. Det er også det eneste universitetet med eget fakultet for «sport and health sciences».

  • Germany

    University of Paderborn

    Enjoy the charm of Paderborn for one semester. You will study close to major European cities such as Brussel and Amsterdam, with the possibility of many indoor and outdoor activities in a friendly and green enviroment.

    University of Bonn

    Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn har en 200 år lang historie og er å betrakte som et av Tysklands mest anerkjente forskningsuniversitet. Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzche og Konrad Adenauer er bare noen av mange kjente personer som har fått sin grad fra Universitetet i Bonn.

  • United States

    University of California, Berkeley

    University of California, Berkeley er utvilsamt eit av verdast sterkaste universitet, med samtlege av dei akademiske greinene ranka blant verdas ti beste av Times Higher Education. Du vil garantert få fagleg utbytte av eit studieopphald her.