Master in Mathematics and Statistics

General

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Programme Description

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Studies in this Master’s programme will lead you into the fascinating world of modern science, giving you a solid basis for mathematics and statistics applications.

Graduates from this programme find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert positions in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad. The Master’s Programme in Mathematics and Statistics is based on top research and consists of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. It is part of two Centres of Excellence: Inverse Problems Research and Analysis and Dynamics Research.

Programme Structure and Courses

Mathematics and Statistics Master's Programme has four study tracks: mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and social statistics.

Mathematics study track includes specializations analysis, geometry, algebra and topology, mathematical logic and mathematical physics.

Applied mathematics study track includes specializations applied analysis, mathematical modelling, mathematics of imaging, stochastics, insurance and financial mathematics and probabilistic modelling.

Statistics and social statistics are both study tracks and specializations.

Studying

Study mathematics and statistics with other top performers in your field. Some of the best mathematicians and statisticians in the world will be your instructors. Studies in this Master’s programme will lead you into the fascinating world of modern science, giving you a solid basis for maths and statistics applications. Graduates from this Master’s program find employment as researchers, teachers, and in demanding expert posts in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad.

The Master’s programme consists of courses in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The courses include group and lecture instruction, exercises, literature, and workshops. Most courses also include exams or project assignments. In addition, you can complete some courses independently, by taking literature-based exams.

Research

The Master’s Programme in Mathematics and Statistics is based on top research that is of high international standard and highly regarded. The research focus within the disciplines in the degree programme is e.g. geometric analysis and measure theory, analysis in metric spaces, partial differential equations, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, mathematical physics, stochastics, inverse problems, mathematical logic and set theory, biomathematics, time series analysis, biometry, econometry, psychometrics and social statistics.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

The University of Helsinki offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of full-time study. ... Read More

The University of Helsinki offers a wide range of Master’s Degree Programmes, taught entirely in English. The scope of our programmes is 120 ECTS credits, completed with two years of full-time study. All programmes comply with the national legislation governing university education and are, therefore, recognised globally. Read Less