The MSc in 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: Data and Decision Sciences (DDS), Computational Financial Mathematics (CFM), and Pure Mathematics (PM).
The profile of DDS 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 CFM 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.
Dissertations are possible in both, business environment or within a research group.
The versatility of training in mathematics allows access to any company in the
It also provides access to Research and Academic Career at Higher Education institutions, like universities.
If applying to “Data and Decision Sciences profile” please chose option “Master in Mathematics and Applications, Actuarial Science, Statistics and Operations Research”.
Portuguese students: 2000 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
1st phase: 15th february to 15th march 2022
2nd phase: 1st June to 12th july 2022
3rd phase: 25th july to 28th august 2022
4th phase: 1st to 15th february 2023
It is NOT recommended for international students to apply for this Call, due to the difficulty in obtaining visas in time for arrival in Portugal
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.
Vacancies for 2022/2023:
The eligibility criteria for the Master in Mathematics and Applications are:
Candidates fulfilling the academic and curricular requirements, given in the previous items, will be selected and ranked based on the following criteria
Professor Marta Faias Mateus
Registration number R/A-Ef 3113/2011/AL02 on 07/07/2022
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 14/03/2022
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020
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.