Universitat de Barcelona

Advanced Mathematics


The master's degree in Advanced Mathematics is intended for graduates with pre-EHEA (llicenciatura) or bachelor's degrees in mathematics or similar disciplines who wish to acquire advanced education in mathematics.
The master's degree program allows students to complete the basic academic education received during undergraduate study and prepares them for a career in research or in a professional context, to reflect the increasing demand for graduates with advanced mathematical skills in a wide variety of emerging sectors.

Learning objectives

The primary objective of the master's degree in Advanced Mathematics is to provide specialized, high-quality education in different areas of knowledge in mathematics and its applications. The master's degree program has also been designed to provide students with the tools they will need to perform high-level scientific or professional tasks, such as expertise in and the application of advanced computing methods, the capacity to work in multidisciplinary environments and the capacity to transmit advanced mathematical knowledge, among others.

Basic Information

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Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Master's degree course homepage:
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Recommended applicant profile

Ideally, applicants to this master's degree should hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics or an equivalent qualification, as well as possessing a strong academic record and a particular interest in pursuing a career in university research or affiliated to a research centre, or a career in business or public administration, in sectors that require specialists with a high level of training in mathematics (finance, biomedicine, information and communication technologies, etc.). At the master's degree level, we do not think it necessary to distinguish between these two possible career paths, as the lines that divide them are becoming increasingly blurred and will only continue to do so in the future.

Since the degree is taught in English, applicants should also possess a sufficient level of comprehension to be able to follow the course in this language.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

This course is open to all those in possession of a bachelor's degree in mathematics or an equivalent official degree qualification.
Applicants with a degree in physics, engineering, economics or other similar disciplines, or an officially recognized equivalent degree, granted by an EHEA university, or students with a bachelor's degree in mathematics or any of the other abovementioned disciplines, or with an equivalent degree, granted by a university not belonging to the EHEA may be admitted with approval from the Coordination Committee. The committee will evaluate the students' potential to assimilate the content of the master's program based on their previous studies and will decide, if deemed necessary, to require these students to take bridging courses up to a maximum of 30 credits within the subjects offered in the bachelor's degree in Mathematics as taught by the UB's Faculty of Mathematics.

Skills and competences

The general competences that participants will acquire consist of the ability to apply the knowledge and abilities acquired over the course of the program, the capacity to effectively manage time and available resources, the capacity to access specialized bibliographic data bases using new technologies, the ability to gather information required to approach and synthesize a problem, and the capacity to work in a team.
The specific competences that participants will acquire include the ability to understand the concepts and rigorous demonstrations of the fundamental theorems of general areas of mathematics and some specific areas of mathematics, the capacity to apply the results and techniques learned to solve complex problems in some areas of mathematics, in academic or professional contexts, the capacity to choose and use the most suitable computer tools to approach math-related problems, and the capacity to design, develop and implement efficient computer programs to approach problems related to mathematics.

Pre-enrolment calendar

  • First period: 10 Feburary - 10 March 2020.
    Provisional announcement of admission decisions: 13 March 2020.
    Definitive announcement of admission decisions: 31 March de 2020.
  • Second period (if places remain available): 1 - 30 April 2020.
    Provisional announcement of admission decisions: 6 May 2020.
    Definitive announcement of admission decisions: 28 May 2020.
  • Third period (if places remain available): 2 - 30 June 2020.
    Provisional announcement of admission decisions: 3 July 2020.
    Definitive announcement of admission decisions: 22 July 2020.

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.


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