Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory (MSc)
The Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory master's specialisation bridges the gap between theory and the world of algorithms and applications. The courses are directly related to our research.
What does this master’s programme entail?
The Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory master's specialisation focuses on number theory in the broadest sense, ranging from discrete dynamical systems to arithmetic geometry and motives. There is a strong emphasis on algebraic methods and a direct interest in the computational aspects of the theory. The programme also has a cryptology component. Leiden offers courses at an advanced level ranging over topics such as algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry and cryptology.
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Discover why our students choose the Mathematics master's programme
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Why study Mathematics and Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory at Leiden University?
- You have ample opportunity to assemble your own study path: for each student, a programme will be tailored individually.
- We offer master’s thesis topics in a broad range of areas, supervised by world leaders in their fields. Because we only accept a relatively small number of students, you will receive a lot of personal help and attention from your chosen advisor. This allows for ambitious projects which are adapted to suit each individual student.
- The programme is linked to the Erasmus Mundus study programme ALGANT – an EU funded international master’s programme in algebra, geometry and number theory.
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Mathematics and Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory: the right master’s programme for you?
The research specialisation is aimed at students who wish to acquire a profound knowledge of one of the areas within pure mathematics. There is a strong theme dealing with algebra and number theory as well as a strong theme dealing with topology and geometry. The master’s specialisation Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory is an ideal basis for a career in academia, starting for example with one of our PhD programmes.
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