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Mathematics and Education (MSc)

The master's specialisation Mathematics and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtain the qualification (eerstegraadsbevoegdheid) to be a Mathematics teacher. Note that this specialisation is only open to students who speak Dutch.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The master's specialisation Mathematics and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of mathematics to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in mathematics. The programme comprises a one-year mathematics component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master’s specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today’s secondary school pupils for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of mathematics.

Read more about our Mathematics and Education programme.

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Why study Mathematics and Education at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with one year research training in Mathematics where you will study analysis or number theory and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
  • You can tailor your programme based on your ambitions and interests within the research areas analysis or number theory.
  • During your research project you will participate in a research group at the Mathematical Institute where you will work in a multinational environment.
  • During the education component, you receive one-on-one guidance, but you will also meet with colleagues from different disciplines, each with their own knowledge and experience, providing you with a broad view on education.

Find more reasons to choose Mathematics and Education at Leiden University.

Mathematics and Education: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of mathematics? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Mathematics and Education master’s specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a mathematics teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.

Read more about the entry requirements for Mathematics and Education.

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