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2 years
120 ECTS Credits

There is no admission for this study programme for 2021/22. Are you interested in the didactics of mathematics? See our specialisation in mathematic didactics in our master programme in mathematics.

The programme is a joint Nordic master suitable for those who want strong academic and didactic skills in mathematics in terms of teaching positions. You must also be interested in going out to one of our partners in the Nordic region:

  • Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Campus København
  • University of Copenhagen, København
  • Åbo Akademi University, Vasa
  • University of Tampere, Tampere

Minimum 40 ECTS credits must be taken somewhere else. At the University of Copenhagen a minimum of 60 credits ECTS needs to be taken. 

What do you learn?

Through the program you develop advanced knowledge on key issues and methods in mathematics and mathematics education. You learn to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of mathematics and mathematics education in the field of practice, and to develop your own ideas and make research-based analysis of problems in mathematics education. After completing the program you can communicate research results, analyze and relate actively to academic, social, and ethical questions that arise in learning situations in mathematics.

Job opportunities

The joint Nordic Master's programme in didactics of mathematics educates highly qualified mathematics teachers for all levels of education. It also qualifies for work in teacher education in colleges and universities.

Course structure

The master programme consists of:

Minimum 30 ECTS credits in didactics of mathematics
Minimum 30 ECTS credits in mathematics or in educational sciences
30 ECTS credits in relevant subject for the programme
30 ECTS credits master thesis 

Admission requirements

A bachelor degree (180 ECTS credits) in mathematics or teacher education that includes a minimum of either 60 ECTS credits mathematics or 60 ECTS credits of pedagogy combined with 30 ECTS credits of mathematics. Similarly bachelor degrees may also be considered for admission. Students must meet the admission requirements of the university that they apply through.

Application period

  • EU/EEA applicants: From 1 February till 1 March.
  • Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: From 1 February till 1 March.

Further studies

The master qualifies for Ph.d. studies in mathematics education.


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