Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics
Study at the University of Stavanger
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|Programme website||http://www.uis.no/mathphys (Opens in new window)|
|Contact (person and/or unit)||Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences|
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|Programme duration||2 years|
Mathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a Master's programme primarily focusing on mathematical and physical modelling.
The main learning outcome of the programme is advanced knowledge about modelling of mathematical and physical systems. Furthermore, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to synthesize appropriate mathematical concepts and methods in order to analyse and solve relevant problems.
Having completed the programme, the student should:
- know about and be able to use advanced mathematical methods and theories related to different mathematical and physical problems
- have gained insight into specialized areas of physics through mathematical formulation, analysis and modelling
- be able to apply tools from mathematical modelling to adjacent areas and to technological problems
- be able to carry out, present and document a comprehensive independent piece of work where the terminology and concepts of the subject area are used.
Given the learning outcomes listed above, the MSc in Mathematics and Physics will provide a general basis for a significant degree of freedom over a future professional career. The programme gives the candidate a versatile and solid platform for handling new and specialized areas. Combined with the training in approaching and solving problems in an analytical and systematic way, this provides a background useful in research, education, administration, supervision and knowledge- and technology-based industry.
This Master's degree may qualify for admission to the PhD program in Mathematics and Physics offered at the University of Stavanger.
|Application deadline||The Electronic Application Form opens every year on the 1st September. There are 2 deadlines: 30th November for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries and 1st March for EU/EEA citizens.|
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A Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and/or Physics is required. Other degrees with documented corresponding in-depth extent of mathematics and physics courses may be considered. All candidates have to document on their academic transcript of records at least 120 ECTS points in mathematics/physics. 120 ECTS is roughly equivalent to a total workload of 70 percent of a total Bachelor’s degree. BSc in Norway provides the students with 180 ECTS points in total.
Please note that sometimes the courses on transcript of records are given as separate and identifiable courses, while other programmes have these disciplines embedded in other courses. Applicants will have to evaluate their own course portfolio and calculate the aggregated sum of credits in these disciplines and evaluate the number of credits obtained in mathematics/physics. Please note that this will also be evaluated by the UiS academic staff members as a part of the application process, thus applicants are urged to critically evaluate and estimate credits realistically.
Applicants must demonstrate competitive academic standards and top grades. Normally, the level of grades of those that are short listed to master programmes at UiS is equivalent to a Second Class Upper Division or better (80% out of 100%). Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division, or lower, will usually not be considered for admission.
Please note that applicants who have completed or are in the process of completing an MSc degree will not be considered for any scholarship. The faculty's policy is not to offer financial support or to prioritize admission to students under this category.
English Language Requirements
Proficiency in English is required of all students in Norway. Students who are not native speakers of English, have to document their knowledge of English. Please find detailed information regarding required test and minimum scores below.
English Language Requirements:
All university-level students in Norway must be able to demonstrate their abilities in English. Applicants from European countries who can document a minimum of seven years English training are exempted from further testing. Other applicants should pass one of the following tests:
|Tuition||No tuition fees|
|Language of teaching||English|
|Application procedures||For application form and further information, please see: http://www.uis.no/mathphys ("All you need to know" section).|