Undergraduate Programme in Mathematics


Mathematics is a science that underpins all scientific and technological areas, and also the Economics and Social Sciences.

The main objective of the course that now presents itself is to provide a sound basic training in mathematics, balanced in its various aspects, covering the areas of knowledge essential to the development in later cycles (2. And 3. Cycles) of advanced training. It is intended that this training provides the necessary basis for further studies in the area of ​​Mathematics Education or in the area of ​​Applied Mathematics.

As an example of areas in applied mathematics, to develop in later cycles, according to the specific skills of the faculty of the Mathematics Department of the FCT to mention: Actuarial; Algebra and Logic, Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations, Operational Research and Optimization, Probability and Statistics.

Statistics is the art of extracting information. It has applications, among others, market research, design and interpretation of experiences and Financial Mathematics. The Operational Research is aimed at creating models that allow the study of complex systems and optimal use of resources. The Actuarial Science aim to study the risk (life, accident risk, risk in the stock market). Differential Equations and its Numerical treatment are the foundation of modern physics and engineering, are still present in many biological processes and economic.

Algebra and Logic as core areas of mathematics are also largely responsible for the development of information and recent computational techniques.

Mathematics Education aims at training teachers for Basic and Secondary Education.



Entrance requirements for the 2020/2021 academic year

Vacancies for 2020/2021:


Specific exams:

19 Mathematics A

Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95

Minimum grade of the application: 95

Admission formula:

60% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Course coordinator:

Professor Jorge Orestes

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3090/2011/AL02 on 14/10/2019


Accreditation on 22/06/2015, 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.

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