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Mathematics (MSc)

Career prospects

With an MSc degree in Mathematics you are well prepared for a broad range of career prospects and ready to operate on the international market. The master’s degree is also an excellent preparation for pursuing a PhD degree.

Acquired skills and competence

After obtaining your Master of Science degree in Mathematics you will possess a thorough theoretical basis and knowhow about working in a multinational environment. And you will be able to operate well on the international market. Courses are taught at a high level and each of the master’s tracks ends with an individual research project combined with a master thesis.


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.