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Topopleiding Keuzegids Masters 2018

Top rated programme

Mathematical Sciences has been judged as a 'Top Rated' Master's programme by the national Master guide (Keuzegids Masters) of 2018!

Become a desired Mathematician

This research oriented Master’s 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, develope 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 courses page for more information and a full overview of the courses you can choose from.

    Why Utrecht?

    We combine our course offerings with personal and small-scale teaching, including:

    • a lively colloquium with distinguished international speakers;
    • research training in small group projects in pure-, applied- and industrial mathematics;
    • a unique special training in using historical sources;
    • student seminars in which you practice your own scientific presentation skills; 
    • collective learning of very advanced topics in pure or applied mathematics.

    Personalize your Master's: choose your track

    Within this Master's you can choose from 8 different tracks, allowing you to tailor the programme to your own personal interest. Depending on the track you choose, you can pursue your degree either in the direction of Fundamental Mathematics or in Mathematical Modeling. 

    Fundamental Mathematics tracks:

    Mathematical Modeling tracks:

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

    Double Master Degree

    If you are up for it, you can also combine the Mathematical Sciences programme with another Master's programmes of the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (e.g. Theoretical Physics, Climate Physics or Computing Science). This will result in a double Master's degree.

    After studying at TU Delft, I chose this Master's programme because I wanted to have a broad access to the labour market. I now work as a process simulations engineer.

    Programme objective

    The Mathematical Sciences programme will prepare you for a challenging career, either in or outside academia. Mathematicians are desired employees in today's job market since they can easily deal with complex problems and large data sets in an abstract way. About 40% of our students continue with a PhD in mathematics or related research areas such as imaging or physics (in recent years at Harvard, London, Oxford, Stanford, etc). Many find employment in a research oriented environment at governments or in industry. Work fields include risk analysis, security, forensics, consultancy, data analytics, IT, logistics and more.

    Summary

    Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
    • Title: MSc
    • Master's degree in: Mathematische Wetenschappen
    • Programme: Mathematical Sciences
    Accreditation:
    Accredited by the NVAO
    Croho code:
    60703
    Language of instruction:
    English
    Part- or full-time status:
    Full-time
    Duration:
    2 years
    Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
    120
    Start of studies:
    • September
    • February
    When to apply:
    • September: Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 June 2018
    • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April 2018
    • February: Dutch & EU/EER students: 15 October 2018
    • February: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 September 2018
    Tuition fees:
    Faculty:
    Science
    Graduate school:
    Natural Sciences