Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Mathematics and Applications

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Mestre

Paths

Coordinator

Maria Isabel Azevedo Rodrigues Gomes

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime (Actuarial Science, Statistics and Operations Research and Pure Mathematics Profiles), after working-hours schedule (Financial Mathematics).

Education objectives

MSc in Mathematics and Applications aims to provide a solid scientific background, allowing the creation of excellent professionals, capable of 

  • approaching the frontiers of scientific research in Applied Mathematics, with a high level of interdisciplinarity; 
  • apply the latest mathematical techniques to solve practical problems, from companies or scientific laboratories. 

on issues related to the following areas of specialization in Applied Mathematics: Actuarial, Statistics and Operational Research; Algebra, Logic and Computation, Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations. 

Actuarial, Statistics and Operational Research. This area is a very old reference in the Department of Mathematics, FCT / UNL and has been, over the years, much sought, not only for its scientific interest, but also by the request of the labor market. 


Careers 

  • Insurance Companies, 
  • Banks 
  • Companies 
  • Scientific laboratories 
  • Investigation

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas:

Actuarial Science, Statictics and Operations Research (AEIO)

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Mathematics M 99 6
Informatics I - 6
Transferable Skills CC 3 -
Any Scientific Area   QAC - 6 a)
TOTAL 102 18

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL

Pure Mathematics (MP)

Área científica Sigla Créditos (ECTS)
Obrigatórios Optativos
Mathematics M 81 30 
Transferable Skills CC 3 -
Any Scientific Area     QAC - 6 a)
TOTAL 84 36

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL

Financial Mathematics (MF)

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Mathematics M 93 -
Informatics I 9 -
Economics E 9 -
Transferable Skills CC 3 -
Any Scientific Area   QAC - 6 a)
TOTAL 114 6

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT/UNL

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure