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Applied Mathematics (MSc)

Career prospects

The Applied Mathematics specialisation is the excellent preparation to start a career in research. It is a suitable stepping stone for pursuing a PhD degree. The degree also provides job opportunities outside academia in a (international) industrial environment.

Acquired skills and competence

After graduation you will have excellent knowledge of theoretical Mathematics and experience with working in a multinational environment. This ensures you are capable of operating successfully on the international market. If you have the ambition to deepen you knowledge this degree is the right preparation to apply for a PhD programme.


The Mathematics Master’s programme is an ideal basis for a career in academia, starting for example with one of the PhD programmes at the Leiden Mathematical Institute. Alumni also work as researchers within an industrial environment, such as in Akzo-Nobel, Shell, Philips or TNO. There are also many possibilities in business. Graduates with a Mathematics degree find jobs in banks, insurance and option trading companies, communication and information technology, industry, and logistics.

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