Department of Mathematics


This page is aimed at current students. If you are curious about courses and study programmes in mathematics, you will find information on our education pages.

Student service

If you can't find the answers on the web, you are welcome to contact us.

Study counsellors

Your study counsellor answers questions about course content, registration, study options, student exchange, study breaks, degree and career. 

Contact: Olga Kaj and Alma Kirlic

Programme coordinator

The programme coordinator is responsible for the development and quality of the programme

Contact: Magnus Jacobsson

Contact for general questions

If you don't know whom to contact, send an e-mail to masters(at)

Where do mathematicians work?

There are countless possibilities for mathematicians in the job market, especially in sectors involved in processing large amounts of information. Mathematicians are therefore sought after in many different organizations.

Visit our new career site for math students.

Postgraduate Studies in Mathematics

If you want to do research in mathematics, then a postgraduate programme is a first step in the right direction. To enter our programme, you need a master's degree in mathematics, or a master's degree in engineering physics. On our website, we usually advertise vacant PhD positions which all eligible candidates are welcome to apply. The advert will be posted in February.

The photo shows Marta Leniec who received her doctoral degree in financial mathematics at CIM last year. Today, she works for Swedbank as quantitative analyst.

Master's programme

If you are student at the master's programme in mathematics you can find relevant information on the programme page.

Exchange students are welcome to contact study counsellor Olga Kaj

Life as an exchange student

Read Johannes Krohn's blog about his exchange studies in Dublin. Johannes studied in Dublin during the spring term of 2016, while enrolled in the master's programme in mathematics.

Study abroad

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.

Academic calendar and other information that concerns all students in science and engineering

On the faculty's student pages you'll find information that's relevant for all students of science and technology, such as the academic calendar, programme syllabi and re-examination periods.

There's also useful information on the university's central pages.


Department equality group at the Department of Mathematics works proactively to promote gender equality and equal terms. If you have questions about the group's work or if would like to discuss gender issues, please contact the group at

Research seminars

The department offers a variety of research seminars. All students at the master's programme in mathematics are welcome to participate.