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Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory (MSc)

About the programme

The Mathematics and Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory specialisation programme consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and includes a research project (40 EC), advanced courses (min 60 EC) and electives (maximum 20 EC). 30 EC are to be taken from the Dutch national Mastermath programme.

Programme overview

For each student, a programme will be tailored individually. It consists of a choice of advanced courses (at least 60 EC) from algebra, algebraic and analytic number theory, cryptology, and algebraic and differential geometry; a research project (at least 40 EC) and a free choice of courses from any field (maximum 20 EC); required is a total of at least 120 EC.

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Educational methods

  • Computer assignments
  • Lectures
  • Individual papers
  • Literature study
  • Presentations
  • Research projects
  • Seminars
  • Working groups
  • Self-study

Study guidance

The mathematics study advisor is available for questions and suggestions regarding your study programme. During your final research project you will receive personal guidance from a personal supervisor, who will monitor you very closely.

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