Career Development

Academic and professional knowledge and skills 

Graduates of our Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences have:

  • theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced general concepts, principles, and techniques of fundamental and applied mathematics
  • an overview of various areas of scientific research and development
  • in-depth knowledge of at least one area in the field of fundamental or applied mathematics such that international research literature can be understood
  • the skills to assimilate complex mathematical ideas and arguments
  • the skills to independently identify, formulate, analyse, and suggest possible solutions to problems in the field of mathematical sciences
  • the skills to conduct research in the field of mathematical sciences and report on it in a manner that meets the customary standards of the discipline (including correct referencing, appropriate layout, and style)
  • theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced general concepts, principles, and techniques of fundamental and applied mathematics, which enables the student to evaluate research in a broad perspective
  • the skills to communicate conclusions both written and orally in English, as well as the underlying knowledge, grounds, and considerations, to an audience composed of specialists and non-specialists
  • the skills to work together in a team of experts
  • the skills to reflect on their own research and on the research of others
  • the ability to enrol in a PhD programme in mathematics or begin a career as a professional mathematician 

UU Career Services

UU Career Services offers training related to career orientation and job application skills; examples include writing an application letter and CV and conducting a job interview. You can find more information about career services on UU Career Services for Dutch students or UU Career Services for international students.

UU Careers Day

Once a year Utrecht University organises a Careers Day. The Careers Day offers the opportunity to sign up for workshops and trainings, and to meet recruiters at the careers fair. It’s also possible to join a job application training or have your resume checked.