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Mathematics (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

The Mathematics master’s programme will guarantee a thorough theoretical basis and will make sure you are ready to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Your mathematical degree will give you the right tools to operate successfully on the international market.

Mathematical Institute

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 basic 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 increase basic knowledge, for science 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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