Mathematics and Modelling, Master Programme

Specialization Algebra with Cryptography and Coding 120 credits

The technology we use in today's society is to an ever increasing extent based on mathematical models and calculations.

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career.

There are three specializations (all end with a master thesis work).

Analysis with Mathematical Physics: Gives you a comprehensive education in mathematics, aimed at mathematical physics. You study courses in complex analysis, distribution theory, and partial differential equations

Algebra with Cryptography and Coding: You study general courses in mathematics and modelling besides courses in algebra, number theory, cryptography and coding theory.

Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics: You study courses in mathematics but you also train stochastic thinking and statistic skills. It contains courses in e.g. probability theory, stochastic analysis, insurance mathematics and financial modelling.

We also have an agreement with the University of Insubria in Como in Italy, where a corresponding programme is offered. This means that you have a large selection of courses to choose from. You also have the possibility to, without any study fees, study one or two semesters in Como in order to be conferred a so-called double degree i.e., a degree from two different universities, which may be an advantage if you are considering an international career.


Students will find work at companies needing knowledge of advanced mathematical modelling, for example within image processing, noise processing, information security, electric power, vehicle production and construction. The specialization in Mathematical Statistics is especially interesting for banks and insurance companies. The programme also prepares for PhD studies.


Master's degree in mathematics with specialization in Analysis with Mathematical Physics, Algebra with Cryptography and Coding or Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics.

The best thing is the good atmosphere

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Can you tell me about your study programme?
I really do like it, the courses are interesting and the teachers are good. You have the possibility to get help if you need or if you want to you can get even more challenged. 

What do you do beside your studies?
Besides being a student I am working as a teachers assistant here at the university. After work and school I spend a lot of time exercising.

What are your career plans?
My plans are a little bit unsure at the moment. Maybe I will try to stay at a university as a PhD student if possible, or I will apply for some trainee programs to enter the working life.  

What’s the best thing being a student at Linnaeus University?
The best thing I would probably say is the good atmosphere. People are very helpful and pleasant here and that make you a very happy student! The size of campus is just right, not too big and not too small.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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