Study Programme

Mathematical Sciences is a fulltime two-years research oriented programme (120 EC), consisting of a 75 EC course part and a 45 EC research part.


Each year is divided into four periods. Upon enrolling in the programme, you will select a track either within Fundamental Mathematics or Mathematical Modelling that will determine the focus of your programme.


View the extensive range of possible (elective) courses. This will give you, as a prospective student, a good idea of what to expect when putting together your own study programme.


    • Written or oral exams
    • Organising a research seminar

    Interdisciplinary profiles

    A profile is a coherent set of courses totaling 30 EC within the 120 EC of your master and can be chosen to expand the thematic range of your Master's programme. The courses are on a single theme that is usually not a standard part of the programme.

    Extracurricular opportunities

    Are you looking for an extra challenge?  

    Utrecht University offers several programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. These programmes are followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and go beyond the regular curriculum. Do you want to know more about extracurricular opportunities? 

    Read more about the opportunities