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Mathematics (MSc)

The master’s programme Mathematics focuses on analysis and number theory. From applied to fundamental research, and from algebra to data science, our master’s programme spans these fields entirely.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The two-year master's programme Mathematics has two components: an analysis-oriented component with topics such as dynamical systems, differential equations, probability theory and stochastics, percolation and mathematics in the life sciences, and an algebra/geometry-oriented component with topics such as algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and cryptology. The goal of each programme is to train the student as an independent researcher, and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance your career.

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Why study Mathematics at Leiden University?

  • Your study programme can be fine-tuned to your own mathematical interests, both pure and applied.
  • You will be educated by renowned researchers like Spinoza prize winners Aad van der Vaart and Hendrik Lenstra and receive a top level education in Mathematics.
  • The institute has an extensive international network, which allows you to broaden your horizon and provides you with ample opportunities to join interdisciplinary seminars and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

Find more reasons to choose Mathematics at Leiden University.

Mathematics: the right master’s programme for you?

The master’s programme in Mathematics in Leiden focuses on analysis, probability and statistics, number theory and (arithmetic) geometry. If you are looking for an opportunity to specialise in one of these areas, Leiden is an excellent possibility. Students who have obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematics possess a thorough theoretical basis, know how to work in a multinational environment, and are able to operate well on the international market.

Read more about the entry requirements for Mathematics.

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Do you have a question about studying at Leiden University or student life in Leiden? Do you want more information about the Mathematics programme? Chat with a current student for answers to your questions!

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