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Mathematics

Leiden University offers 5 specialisations of a MSc programme in Mathematics. Two of these correspond to research specialisations in the Leiden Mathematical Institute. All specialisations are 2 years in duration (120EC). Students who complete the master will receive the degree Master of Science in Mathematics, with specification of the specialisation. Furthermore, all specialisations have the same director, the same Board of Examiners, and the same Department Teaching Committee, and the same Board of Admissions. The admission guidelines can vary per specialisation. For details, see your specialisation of choice. The admission process may include an interview with the Board of Admissions. Foreign applicants must provide proof of proficiency in English (IELTS level 6.5). Admission is possible throughout the year, but we advise foreign students to start in September or February.

Fall

In the list below courses indicated with (BM) are intended for beginning master students or advanced bachelor students. Other courses are more advanced. The fall courses of Mastermath are on this Mastermath schedule. Please note that registration for Mastermath courses is not done in MyStudymap. The Mastermath courses taught by instructors from Leiden are also listed below with the code (MM).

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Courses in Leiden for Masters and advanced Bachelor students

Algebraic Curves (BM) 6
Complex Networks (BM) 6
Introduction to dynamical systems (BM) 6
Linear Analysis (BM) 6
Mathematische Statistiek 3 (BM) 6
Multiscale Mathematical Biology (BM) 6
Probability Seminar 2022 (BM) 6
Quantum Computing (BM) 6
Geavanceerde Onderwerpen in de Besliskunde (BM) variabel

Advanced courses in Leiden for Master students

Statistical learning - old curriculum 6
Research traineeship applied analysis 6

Mastermath courses

All Mastermath fall courses 6/8

Spring

In the list below courses indicated with (BM) are intended for beginning master students or advanced bachelor students. Other courses are more advanced. The spring courses of Mastermath will be on this Mastermath schedule. Please note that registration for Mastermath courses is not done in MyStudymap. The Mastermath courses taught by instructors from Leiden are also listed below with the code (MM).

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Courses in Leiden for masters and advanced bachelor students

Advanced measure theory (BM) 6
Differentiable manifolds 2 (BM) 6
Dynamical systems seminar (BM) 6
Fourier Analyse (BM) 6
Introduction to Perturbation Methods (BM) 6
Metabolic Network Analysis (BM) 6
Random Dynamical Systems (BM) 6
Random Matrices (BM) 6
Representation Theory (BM) 6
Stochastic Models for Genetic Evolution (BM) 6
Topics in Algebraic Topology (BM) 6
Geavanceerde Onderwerpen in de Besliskunde (BM) variabel

Advanced courses in Leiden for Master students

Foundations of Statistics and Machine Learning 6
Functional analysis seminar 6
Research traineeship applied analysis 6
Topics in Algebraic Geometry 6
Topics in Algebraic Number Theory 6

Mastermath courses

All Mastermath spring courses 6/8

Programme

The Mathematics Master programme offers courses in the following specialisations:

  • Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory (including the exchange master Algant)

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Mathematics and Communication

  • Mathematics and Education

  • Mathematics and Science-Based Business

More information about these specialisations can be found on the students website of Leiden University.
Please find the link here

For all specialisations a Master research project is required (20-40 ects)

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Master research project 20-40
ALGANT Master research project 34

Career Perspective

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