Are you interested in mathematics as a challenging game for creative problem solving - like how to use the distortion of mobile phone signals to estimate the size of raindrops? Or in using mathematics as the speaking language for many areas like economics, physics, biology, and data science? Do you want to become a skilled professional, trained to create the models and business processes necessary for this computerized world?  Then this Master's might fit into the equation. 

Become a desired Mathematician

The research oriented Master’s programme Mathematical Sciences will provide you with a rich toolkit of creative problem solving skills that will turn you into a desired scientist, both in and outside academia. You will dive deep into mathematics, develop genuine research skills in pure, applied and industrial areas and learn to think out of the box.

Choose from an exceptional list of courses

This Master's is part of the national Mastermath Programme, a collaboration of Dutch Mathematics Departments who joined efforts to enhance their Master's programmes. Due to this collaboration you can benefit from an exceptional list of mathematical courses, offered either by Utrecht University or another Dutch University. Check the Study programme page for more information and a full overview of the courses you can choose from.

Personalize your Master's: choose your track

Within this Master's you can choose from six different tracks, allowing you to tailor the programme to your own personal interest. 

  • Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
  • Differential Geometry, Topology and Lie Theory
  • Logic
  • Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
  • Applied Mathematics, Complex Systems and Scientific Computing
  • Probability and Statistics

You can also choose to do a Research project in History of Mathematics. 

Our Mathematical Institute

Utrecht University's Mathematical Institute  provides you with a stimulating research environment that offers opportunities for interaction between different fields, such as physics, biology, and technological applications. It is the largest of its kind in the Netherlands and is known both nationally and internationally for the high quality of its staff, for teaching and scientific research. During your studies and as part of our global alumni network, you’ll benefit from our extensive national and international network of contacts. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend lectures by visiting mathematicians, and pursue your studies at other universities abroad.  

Double Master's Degree

If you are up for it, you can also opt for a double Master's degree by combining this Master's with another Master's from the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (e.g. Theoretical Physics, Climate Physics or Computing Science).

Why in Utrecht

  • Personal and small-scale teaching, including a lively colloquium with distinguished international speakers; 
  • Utrecht University's Mathematical Institute provides you with a stimulating research environment that offers opportunities for interaction between different fields, such as physics, biology, and technological applications.  
  • Our Mathematical Institute is the largest of its kind in the Netherlands and is known both nationally and internationally for the high quality of its staff, for teaching and scientific research.

Key facts

Degree: 
Mathematische Wetenschappen (MSc)
Language of instruction: 
English
Mode of study: 
Full-time
Study duration: 
2 years
Start: 
September, February
Tuition fees: 
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time) 2023-2024: € 2,314

Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee) 2023-2024: € 21,736

More information about fees
Croho code: 
60703
Accreditation: 
Accredited by the NVAO
Faculty: 
Science
Graduate school: 
Natural Sciences
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