Master in Advanced Mathematics at the University of Barcelona

The Master in Advanced Mathematics is intended for graduate students with certificates or bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics. It is also open to holders of other diplomas requiring an advanced background in this subject. Pre-enrollment for the course 2023-24 is now closed.

The master also provides students with general skills and methodological tools to pursue scientific or professional activities in the fields of Mathematics and its applications. In particular, it aims to enhance the students ability to work in interdisciplinary environments, to express mathematical ideas correctly, both in oral presentations and written work, and to introduce them to the relevant computer technologies.

This master can be done jointly with the Master in Fundamental Principles of Data Science, in a double itinerary.

Main Aims

  • To provide advanced training in mathematics.

  • To introduce students to the world of research in preparation for PhD studies. In case you are interested in enrolling in our PhD program after the master, it is important to notice that the admissions to the PhD program for the “next” academic year must be requested during the “current” academic year. For further information please visit the web page (admissions) of the PhD program in Mathematics and Computer Science. See also the calendar.

  • To offer professional specialization, preparing students for skilled positions in university teaching and research, government, industry, banking, finance and insurance, consultancy, information and communication technologies, and other related areas.


To obtain the Master’s Degree in Advanced Mathematics, students must complete 60 ECTS credits and, if necessary, some complementary courses.

Each student will be assigned a tutor who will help him/her to select the specific courses, based on the student’s background and professional goals.

The courses included in the Master’s Degree syllabus belong to several different areas of Mathematics.

Mandatory courses

  • Advanced Methodology in Mathematics (3 ECTS)

  • Advanced Mathematics for Scientific Challenges (6 ECTS)
  • Final Project (15 ECTS)

Optional courses (6 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Algebraic Geometry

  • Applied Harmonic Analysis

  • Complex Analysis in One and Several Variables

  • Computational Algebra

  • Dynamical Systems

  • Functional Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

  • Geometrical Methods in Number Theory

  • Geometry and Topology of Manifolds
  • Local Algebra

  • Logic and Algebra

  • Quantitative Finance

  • Simulation Methods

  • Stochastic Calculus

Each of the optional courses has a study load of 6 ECTS credits. Students must choose a total of six optional courses, and conclude with a Final Project of 15 ECTS. The final project must be carried out under the supervision of a lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (eventually co-advised from an external professional). Students may base their final project on an internship carried out with a company.

Academic Calendar: 2 Semesters: September-January and February-June

Class schedule: mornings and early afternoons, Monday to Friday.

Total Study Load: 60 ECTS

Places Offered: 30

Coordinating University: Universitat de Barcelona

Coordinating Center: Facultat de Matemàtiques i Informàtica

Language of Instruction: English


Coordinator: Xavier Massaneda
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Contact details: Secretary’s Office for Students and Teaching Staff at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
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Phone: (+34) 934 021 597

Pre-enrollment for the Academic Course 2023/2024

General information: Pre-enrollment for the master’s degree in Advanced Mathematics must be completed online at the following link: MASTER’S DEGREE IN ADVANCED MATHEMATICS

Once the application online has been filled, to complete the pre-enrollment process, applicants must pay the pre-enrollment fee and submit the following documents to the Secretary’s Office for Students and Teaching Staff at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science , either by e-mail ( or by regular mail /in person (Facultat de Matemàtiques i Informàtica, Universitat de Barcelona, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585. 08007 Barcelona):

  1. Personal identification: NIF or NIE or PASSPORT.
  2. A copy of the degree certificate.
  3. A copy of your Transcript of Records in either Catalan, English, or Spanish.
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. Official accreditation of English-language skills, if applicable.
  • Prof. Carmen Cascante
  • Prof. José Manuel Corcuera
  • Prof. Xavier Massaneda  (Coordinator)
  • Prof. Joan Gispert
  • Prof. Javier José Gutiérrez
  • – Prof. Àngel Jorba
  • – Ms. Elisa Gutierrez (Secretary)
  • Prof. Santiago Zarzuela