Mireia Martínez, student

''I love the freedom to design your own study plan. I didn’t want to feel forced to study anything I wasn’t interested in''

Who are you?

My name is Mireia and I’m from Spain. I did a Bachelor’s in Mathematics at the University of Barcelona and am currently doing my Master’s in Mathematical Sciences at Utrecht University. I am specializing in Logic with a minor in History of Mathematics.

How did you find out about this Master’s?

I first came to know Utrecht University through the Geometry Summer School, which I attended in August 2016. I loved the city and the atmosphere at the department between students and staff, so when I started thinking about doing a Master’s, Utrecht was directly at my mind.

What is the best thing about this Master’s?

I love the freedom you have to design your own study plan. The list of compulsory courses is very short, so you can freely pick the courses you want to learn more about. This was an important criteria for me when choosing the programme, because I didn’t want to feel forced to study anything I wasn’t interested in. At the same time it allowed me to try out different interests of mine, like linguistics and history of mathematics. I believe this will help me to make a more coherent and informed decision about what to do after my Master’s.

Why Utrecht?

Utrecht is small enough to feel at home quickly, but big enough to offer everything a student might need: learning facilities, culture, nightlife, job opportunities… The city is also very beautiful and nicely located in the middle of the Netherlands, which means that you can reach any major Dutch city easily by train and in a short period of time.
All in all, I am very pleased I chose Utrecht University for my Master’s. I feel this is the right place for me to expand my knowledge and train my skills, and that I’m really learning about Mathematics, studying, and life. I can only recommend giving Utrecht a go!

Katharina Klein, student

Katharina Klein

"There are many possibilities to tailor the programme to your interests!"

How has your experience been with this programme until now?

I never once regretted my decision to do this Master’s programme, and for me, it has been a perfect fit. What I like most about the programme is its flexibility and that group work is highly encouraged. We have our own Mathematics library, which also serves as a study space and meeting point for both students and staff. This creates a very intimate atmosphere that I think you don’t find very often.

To who would you recommend this Master's programme?

For people searching for a flexible programme that encourages interaction and collaboration with other students, this Master’s is definitely worth looking into! There are many possibilities to tailor the programme to your interests and goals, as long as you show initiative and are willing to be proactive and contribute to its success!