Mathematics and Statistics

Whether you are interested in deepening your theoretical knowledge before a research career, or you want to apply your skills to solve concrete problems, you will find our Master’s programmes interesting.

Mathematical skills are necessary in all industries where large amounts of information need to be processed. If you don't know what mathematicians outside academia do, it's probably because mathematicians usually have other titles. Did you know, for example, that there are mathematicians who work in medical research?

Since active researchers with many international contacts will be your teachers, your studies will bring you access to the modern mathematical or statistical world.

David Sumpter, Professor at Department of Information Technology, writes an equation

The Department of Mathematics

Mathematical research at Uppsala university is particularly strong in different forms of analysis, analytic number theory, algebra, topology, geometry and probability theory. One of the more distinctive areas is symplectic geometry, which has a close connection to the quantum and string theory.

The department also conducts research in mathematics are mathematical biology, financial mathematics, mathematical logic and mathematical statistics.

Read more about the research on the Department of Mathematics' website.

Why Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is recognised around the world as a leading, first-class university dedicated to advancing science, higher education and international student mobility.

As one of Sweden’s most internationally prominent institutions of academic education, research and scholarship, Uppsala University’s foremost aim is to safeguard and pursue the open and unbounded quest for knowledge.

If you have what it takes, and you want to be part of our mission, Uppsala should be one of your top choices in Europe.

See why Uppsala University is an excellent choice for you.

Current rankings

#82 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (the Shanghai ranking)

#105 - QS World University Ranking 2023

#140 - Times Higher Education 2023

#12 - QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024