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 NOVA FCT's Department of  Mathematics  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.

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 697 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year



Entrance requirements for the 2023/2024 academic year

Vacancies for 2023/2024:


Specific exams:

19 Mathematics A

Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 120

Minimum grade of the application: 120

Admission formula:

50% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
50% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Nota do último colocado em 2022/2023 (contingente geral do CNA): 159.0

Course coordinator:

Professor Ana Margarida Ribeiro

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3090/2011/AL03 on 05/07/2022


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 21/03/2022

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

About the Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics (DM) is a permanent teaching and research unit of the NOVA School of Science and Technology . 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 is currently a body of more than 70 Doctorate professors.

The DM is in charge of the Degree in Mathematics, the Degree in Applied Mathematics 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 NOVA FCT.

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