Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Applications

The cycle of studies of the master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Applications is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years). Those who obtain 120 ECTS are awarded the title.
This degree aims to provide scientific training in different domains of Mathematics and Statistics, qualifying students not only to enter the job market, either in public or private institutions (particularly in sectors with high scientific and technological incidence), but also to enrol in the 3rd cycle of studies (PHD).
A continuous update of knowledge/learning and sustainable evolution are common characteristics of mathematicians and are extremely valued by employing entities. Therefore, the degree has been conceived in such a way that its graduates receive the necessary tools to overcome challenges and to think outside of the box. They will have the seeds to produce innovating ideas, for example, deducing theoretical aspects from natural phenomena.
The Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Applications was recognized by order of the Secretary of State for Education and School Administration on the 8th of June of 2012. It is aimed at those who intend to further their teaching career in basic education (recruitment group – 500), 3rd cycle and secondary education as foreseen in the terms of the article 54 of the Teaching Career Statute.
In Portugal, this cycle of studies has been recognized (Notified by letter by the Directorate-general of school administration) for career progression purposes of the teaching staff of Basic Education, 2nd and 3rd cycles of Education and Secondary Education, for the recruitment groups 230 and 500.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

NOT AVAILABLE

The cycle of studies of the master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Applications is comprised of 4 semesters (2 academic years). Those who obtain 120 ECTS are awarded the title.
This degree aims to provide scientific training in different domains of Mathematics and Statistics, qualifying students not only to enter the job market, either in public or private institutions (particularly in sectors with high scientific and technological incidence), but also to enrol in the 3rd cycle of studies (PHD).
A continuous update of knowledge/learning and sustainable evolution are common characteristics of mathematicians and are extremely valued by employing entities. Therefore, the degree has been conceived in such a way that its graduates receive the necessary tools to overcome challenges and to think outside of the box. They will have the seeds to produce innovating ideas, for example, deducing theoretical aspects from natural phenomena.
The Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Applications was recognized by order of the Secretary of State for Education and School Administration on the 8th of June of 2012. It is aimed at those who intend to further their teaching career in basic education (recruitment group – 500), 3rd cycle and secondary education as foreseen in the terms of the article 54 of the Teaching Career Statute.
In Portugal, this cycle of studies has been recognized (Notified by letter by the Directorate-general of school administration) for career progression purposes of the teaching staff of Basic Education, 2nd and 3rd cycles of Education and Secondary Education, for the recruitment groups 230 and 500.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

SEM VAGAS DISPONÍVEIS

Career Opportunities and Employability

As Mathematics is a broad subject and is strongly related to innovation, science and technology, professionals in this area may pursue a career in innumerable places, as they are qualified and able to: work in interdisciplinary environments, applying their problem-solving skills in new contexts related to Mathematics and Statistics; carry out technical and consulting duties in strategic planning projects, or management offices in the area of banking, insurance, finances and services; carry out higher technician duties in public institutions; develop activities within the scope of model construction in forecasting and research issues; follow an academic career or one more focused on research.

Candidates

This degree is aimed at all those who hold an Undergraduate Degree in areas related to mathematics, engineering or other similar areas. Candidates may apply if holders of an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent; holders of an international higher academic degree, recognized as meeting the objectives of an Undergraduate degree in the field of electrotechnical engineering; holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by head of this cycle of studies, attesting to the ability to the conclusion of the degree.

“If you experience pleasure with mathematics, you will not easily forget it and then there will be a high probability that it will become something more: a favourite occupation, a professional tool, your own profession, or a great ambition." - George Pólya

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Whilst I was still doing my masters degree, I was given the opportunity to work in the statistics department at SESARAM. I have been a member of the team ever since.

Alexandra Isabel Monteiro Borges

Graduate in 2014 - 2015

The knowledge I learnt throughout my Masters Degree in Mathematics was susbtantial and only possible due to the professionalism of the teaching staff who continuously strived to raise the quality parametres of the course.

Mariana da Conceição Faria Rodrigues

Graduate in 2012 - 2013

The emphasis was on subjects related to statistics where I acquired new knowledge and consolidated what I had previously learnt. As I was already working in the area it was easier to take in the information as I was familiar with its practical use

Ana Carina Fernandes Alves

Graduate in 2012/2013

I chose to further my studies at the University of Madeira due to the good communication and learning experience I had with teachers throughout my undergradute degree. Also for economic reasons.

Esmeralda Pereira de Faria

Graduate in 2016 - 2017

Following my Masters Degree I maintained my position as Account Manager at Banco Comercial Português S.A.

Sara Xavier Rodrigues

Graduate in 2015 - 2016

After completing my masters I was invited by the Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering to teach the theoretical-practical lessons of a few curricular units in the area of Statistics and Probabilities.

Ivo Miguel Sousa Ferreira

Graduate in 2015 - 2016

 The University of Madeira is an excellent place to further your studies in higher education with well prepared and qualified teaching staff, competent non-teaching staff who are always willing to help out in any situation

Duarte Nuno da Silva Sousa

Graduate in 2015 - 2016

Whilst I was still doing my masters degree, I was given the opportunity to work in the statistics department at SESARAM. I have been a member of the team ever since.

Alexandra Isabel Monteiro Borges

Graduate in 2014 - 2015