This programme focuses on analysis and number theory, offering specialisations in both themes. The staff participate in leading research projects and offer high-quality teaching.
What does this master’s programme entail?
The Leiden Mathematical Institute aims at excellence both in research and in education. Many well-known Dutch mathematicians were or are included in the staff and you will be studying in a leading research group.
The two-year programme is tailor-made, depending on your individual background and your personal ambitions.
Students who have obtained a MSc degree in mathematics possess a thorough theoretical basis, know how to work in a multinational environment, and are able to operate on the international market. Courses are taught at a high level, and each of the tracks is completed with an individual research project combined with a thesis.
The Institute is partner in the Lorentz Center, an international research centre for Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Bio Sciences. In addition, the Institute has strong links with the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science in Amsterdam and with EURANDOM in Eindhoven.
Why study Mathematics at Leiden University?
- Your study programme can be fine-tuned to your own mathematical interests, both pure and applied.
- You will be educated by renowned researchers like Spinoza prize winner Aad van der Vaart and Hendrik Lenstra and receive a top level education in Mathematics.
- The institute has an extensive international network which allows you to broaden your horizon and provide you with ample opportunities to join interdisciplinary seminars and pursue interdisciplinary research projects.
Mathematics: the right master’s programme for you?
The master’s programme in Mathematics in Leiden focuses on analysis, probability and statistics, number theory and (arithmetic) geometry.If you are looking for an opportunity to specialize in one of these areas, Leiden is an excellent possibility. Students who have obtained a Master of Science degree in Mathematics possess a thorough theoretical basis, know how to work in a multinational environment, and are able to operate well on the international market.
Admission and application
Do you want to apply for the master’s programme Mathematics at Leiden University? Find out how to apply for your programme by following the step-by step guide in the application and admission section:
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Last updated November 2, 2018