Structure, study tracks and specializations
The scope of the Master's Programme in Mathematics and Statistics is 120 credits (ECTS).

The programme includes four study tracks: mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and social statistics. The study tracks have specializations:

Mathematics:

  • analysis
  • geometry
  • algebra and topology
  • mathematical logic and mathematical physics

Applied mathematics:

  • applied analysis
  • mathematical modelling
  • mathematics of imaging
  • stochastics
  • insurance and financial mathematics
  • probabilistic modelling

Statistics:

  • statistics

Social statistics:

  • social statistics
Pro­gramme struc­ture: mathematics and applied mathematics

Master's degree in mathematics or applied mathematics 120 cr

Mandatory advanced studies in mathematics and applied mathematics 85-120 cr:

Core courses at least 10 cr

  • Specializations define one or more mandatory core courses from the list of courses.

Specialization course packages

  • Specializations define at least 10 cr obligatory courses from their course packages, in addition to at least 10 cr core courses.
  • Other advanced courses - as agreed in PSP/HOPS - from specialization course packages.
  • More core courses and/or specialization courses from other specialization course packages.
  • Advanced courses from other programmes.
  • The content of specialization studies will be agreed in personal study plans.

Master's thesis 30 cr

Master's thesis seminar 5 cr

Other studies

  • Courses and/or modules from other programmes. The courses and/or modules can be bachelor level ones.
  • Bachelor's level courses in mathematics as agreed in personal study plan. Requirements of these courses depend on the content of BCs-degree studies. 

Personal study plan PSP/HOPS: Contact specialization director when you start your studies.

Mathematics and applied mathematics core courses and spe­cial­isa­tions
  • Core courses
    MAST31001 Real analysis I (5 cr)
    MAST31002 Functional analysis (10 cr)
    MAST31003 Topology II (10 cr)
    MAST31201 Mathematical logic (10 cr)
    MAST31701 Probability theory I (5 cr)
    MAST31702 Probability theory II (5 cr)
    MAST31501 Mathematical modelling (10 cr) or  LSI33001 Introduction to mathematical biology (10 cr)
  • Specializations in mathematics study track
    MAST310 Analysis
    MAST311 Geometry, Algebra and Topology
    MAST312 Mathematical logic
    MAST313 Mathematical Physics
  • Specializations in applied mathematics study track
    MAST314 Applied analysis
    MAST315 Mathematical modelling
    MAST316 Mathematics of Imaging
    MAST317 Stochastics
    MAST318 Insurance and Financial Mathematics
    MAST319 Probability modelling

Personal study plan form for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Personal Study Plan

Analysis

Directors of the specialization: Hans-Olav Tylli and Xiao Zhong.

Geo­metry, al­gebra and to­po­logy

Director of the specialization: Pekka Pankka.

Mathematical lo­gic

Director of the specialization: Juha Kontinen

Mathematical phys­ics

Directors of the specialization: Antti Kupiainen and Jani Lukkarinen

Applied analysis

Directors of the specialization: Matti Lassas and Petri Ola

Mathematics of ima­ging

Directors of the specialization: Tapio Helin and Samuli Siltanen

Mathematical mod­el­ling

Directors of the specialization: Mats Gyllenberg and Eva Kisdi

Stochastics

Director of the specialization: Konstantin Izyurov

In­sur­ance and fin­an­cial mathematics

Directors of the specialization: Jaakko Lehtomaa and Dario Gasbarra

Prob­ab­il­istic mod­el­ling

Director of the specialization: Jarno Vanhatalo

Programme structure: statistics and social statistics

Master's degree in statistics or social statistics 120 cr

Mandatory advanced studies in statistics or social statistics 85-120 cr

Advanced courses 50-85 cr

  • Both study tracks, statistics and social statistics have one mandatory course 5 cr.
  • Other advanced courses - as agdreed in PSP/HOPS - from:
    • statistics and/or social statistics courses,
    • mathematics and/or applied mathematics courses,
    • and/or advanced courses from other Master's programmes

Master's thesis 30 cr

Master's thesis seminar 5 cr

Other studies 0-35 cr

  • Courses and/or modules from other programmes. The courses and modules can be bachelor level ones.
  • Bachelor's level courses statistics and/or mathematics as agreed in personal study plan. Requirements of these courses depend on the content of BSc-degree studies.

Personal study plan PSP/HOPS: Contact specialization director when you start your studies.

Stat­ist­ics

Directors of the statistics study track: Petteri Piiroinen, Jarno Vanhatalo and Sangita Kulathinal

So­cial stat­ist­ics

Directors of the social statistics study track: Mikko Myrskylä and Kimmo Vehkalahti