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 specialize through a Ph.D. degree, others establish themselves with a career in education, at high-school level, in higher education or in public dissemination.
From semester 1, the student must choose to specialize in either Mathematics or Physics, and in semester 2 select a set of advanced elective courses.
The Master project in semester 3-4 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).
The students specialize in mathematics or physics. Choice of specialization depends on the background and which bachelor’s degree the student has previously completed. One apply on studentweb before 1. September in the 1. Semester.
Information regarding advanced courses
The advanced courses chosen in the second term (spring term) is the basis for further work on the master thesis. All courses may not be taught each year. If there are only a few students in a course, it may be taught as a supervised self-study course.
Other advanced courses than those listed may be approved on application.