Master in Mathematics and Applications


Master in Mathematics and Applications

Started at 2007/2008. Minimum number of credits for the degree is 120.


The MSc Mathematics and Applications at FCT Nova combines scientific research with a broad range of topics in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. It provides a solid scientific knowledge with a high level of interdisciplinarity, training professionals with the latest mathematical techniques for problem solving.
This MSc program offers three specialization profiles: Actuarial, Statistics and Operational Research (ASOR), Financial Mathematics (FM) and Pure Mathematics (PM).
The profile of ASOR forms mathematicians capable of understanding, framing, modeling and solving real problems of companies and organizations in the world. The interdisciplinarity as well as the intensive use of data will provide students with fundamental skills for decision-making, a constant challenge in any company.
The FM profile provides a systematic knowledge of mathematical models and fundamental quantitative methods in the current financial industry.
In these two profiles, mathematical models and techniques are implemented using intensive computer use, either through algorithm development using languages as Python, R, Mathlab, or high-level modelling languages as GAMS or AMPL.
The PM profile provides a solid scientific background in mathematics, allowing specialization in areas such as algebra, analysis, algebraic geometry, differential equations, mathematical logic, among others.

All profiles provide a scientific research experience in Mathematics and its applications that can take you to the frontier of knowledge!


Career opportunities

The versatility of training in mathematics allows access to any company in the

  • Industrial Sector,
  • Public Services and Service Companies,
  • Transport and Communications,
  • Banks and Insurance,
  • Consultants and Rating Companies,
  • Health and Social Security,
  • Public Administration, and
  • Research Laboratories.

It also provides access to Teaching and Research in Higher Education.




Tuition Fees (awaiting approval by NOVA General Council)

Portuguese students: 2000 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year





1st phase: 17th to 28th february 2021
2nd phase: 18th june to 22nd july 2021
3rd phase: 30rd august to 5th september

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 300 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Admission requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:


Admission rules:

The eligibility criteria for the Master in Mathematics and Applications are:

  1. To have a bachelor degree or a formal equivalent in the areas of Exact Science, Engineering, Finance, Management or Economics with background in Mathematics.
  2. To have a foreign bachelor degree, in the areas mentioned above, according to the principles of the Bologna Process and from a state where this Process was adopted.
  3. To have a foreign university level degree, in the areas mentioned above, with the level of a Bachelor degree recognized by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA.
  4. To have an academic, scientific or professional profile, recognized by the FCT NOVA as appropriate for the Master programme.


Candidates fulfilling the academic and curricular requirements, given in the previous items, will be selected and ranked based on the following criteria

  1. Bachelor grade
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum
  3. Professional curriculum
  4. Possible interview

Course coordinator:

Professor Maria Isabel Azevedo Gomes

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3113/2011 on 18/03/2011


Accreditation on 16/07/2015, for 6 years

About the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics (DM) is a permanent teaching and research unit of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA). In the DM, multiple activities in the field of Mathematics are developed, ranging from teaching and research to promotion and dissemination, through lifelong training and the provision of services to the community. The DM consists of 83 professors, of whom 79 have doctorates.

The DM is in charge of the Degree in Mathematics, the Degree in Mathematics Applied to Risk Management, the Master in Actuarial Mathematics, the Master in Mathematics and Applications, the Master in Mathematics Teaching for the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and Secondary Education, as well of the PhD in Mathematics at NOVA University. The DM also ensures the teaching of propaedeutic subjects in the field of Mathematics for the various courses at FCT NOVA.