Study mathematics in Uppsala, Sweden
Mathematics has long been the language used to formulate scientific laws and theories. Mathematics was initially closely associated with the physical reality and served as a tool to calculate things that were observable. But during the 1900s mathematics underwent a dramatic development and is now an independent science that is constantly advancing.
What do Mathematicians Do?
Studying mathematics at Uppsala University opens up a variety of career paths. Most of our students who graduate from the mathematics specialisation pursue a career in research. Students in financial mathematics usually work within the financial sector, as analysts. Some of the financial mathematics graduates continue to graduate schools in mathematics or financial economy.
Since mathematics is useful in a broad range of areas, many math graduates work in other sectors, such as life science, medical research, energy, IT and insurance.
Cecilia breaks ground in probability theory
Cecilia Holmgren was the first to prove theorems that describe the split trees’ general properties. Read more about how she breaks ground in probability theory.
As a student at Uppsala University you have the opportunity to go on an exchange programme in a variety of countries. In addition, the Department of Mathematics has own exchange agreements with universities that are particularly good at mathematics. Our partner universities are in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland. The picture shows an activity from the introduction week at the University of Leiden.
Research in Mathematics
If you want to do research in mathematics, you can apply for our PhD-programme.
The department offers a variety of research seminars. All students at the master's programme in mathematics are welcome to participate.
Mathematics students study at campus Polacksbacken. The campus is located twenty minutes walk from the castle and the botanical garden. The area was originally used by the military before it was taken over by the university in 1987.