Mathematics and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
Why Leiden University?
The Mathematics and SCS master specialisation gives you the opportunity to combine Mathematics research with different aspects of science communication.
Science Communication and Society
Within the institute we study and teach science communication. Our research programme is aimed at improving science communication with the central themes ‘Authenticity in informal learning’ and ‘Bridging the gap between experts and the general public’. Our master’s specialisation enables you to bring together your field of science and society.
The institute has a strong international orientation. Our mission is to perform high quality research at the frontiers of mathematical knowledge, and to educate future generations of mathematicians and statisticians in a friendly but challenging environment. The expertise of the members of the institute covers a broad range of topics, with a focus on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory; Analysis and Dynamical Systems; Probability Theory; and Statistics. Research is focused both on fundamental mathematics and statistics and on applications in other sciences, society and industry.
Dutch Master programme in Mathematics: Mastermath
The Dutch master’s programme in Mathematics Mastermath offers master courses in mathematics which are open to all students following a master’s programme in mathematics at any of the Dutch universities. These courses are usually given at central places in the Netherlands. Both the master specialisation Applied Mathematics and the master specialisation Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory require that you take at least 30 EC from Mastermath courses.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is a first-class research faculty with an excellent position in the fundamental disciplines of science. The current research and education programmes span the entire spectrum of science ranging from Mathematics and Statistical Science, Computer Science and Data Science, Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Our science community is driven by their curiosity and desire to expand current knowledge and to contribute to the great societal challenges of today and tomorrow. Core values are scientific impact, technological innovation and relevance to society.
Study at a world-class university
Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
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