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What will I learn?

In our Master’s programme in Mathematical Sciences, you’ll engage in the core activities of mathematics while discovering new patterns and relationships and learning to construct models with predictive power. You’ll also study the science of structures within the different branches of the physical sciences. Our faculty of Mathematical Sciences offers you a versatile, internationalized learning environment at the intersection of fundamental and applied research.

Programme Objective

Our Master of Mathematical Sciences degree programme will prepare you for a challenging career in academic research or as a professional mathematician.


You can tailor your programme by selecting one of the following seven tracks:

  • Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
  • Applied Analysis
  • Complex Systems
  • Differential Geometry and Topology
  • Logic
  • Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Modelling
  • Pure Analysis
  • Scientific Computing

You can also choose to do a Research project in History of Mathematics. Choosing a track will allow you to pursue your Master's degree through either a theoretical or more applied focus.

After Graduation

Graduates generally have no problem finding employment because mathematics plays an important role in many aspects of society. You can pursue a career in science by enrolling in a PhD research programme or by working for a research laboratory. The professional workplace also offers a wide range of job opportunities. A few examples of jobs held by recent graduates from Mathematical Sciences include:

  • PhD student
  • Researcher for Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
  • Researcher in industry
  • Business consultant
  • Data analyst

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€20,473.00 (16,72,631) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,


3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to the Research Master’s programme in Religious Studies if you can demonstrate the following knowledge, insight, and skills: A relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities or in one of the social sciences; Proven interest in Religious Studies, as evidenced in a minimum of 30 EC in a relevant field at the Bachelor’s level; Knowledge of basic concepts in Religious Studies and insight into relevant methods; A high standard of academic achievement, as evidenced in an overall grade point average and a Bachelor’s thesis grade equaling “good” or better in the applicable national system. (Typically, Dutch grade 7.5; US grade B; ECTS grade C.) English language requirements: ELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93 with at least 24 reading, 22 listening, 20 speaking, 17 writing (internet-based test), institutional scores are not accepted. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

At the start of your Master’s programme, you should possess solid knowledge in mathematics or sound basic knowledge in physics.

You are eligible to enter the programme with:

  • a BSc with a major in Mathematics
  • a BSc with a major in Physics, Computer Science, or Science, with a strong component in mathematics

Admission of applicants will be decided upon by the Admissions Committee on an individual basis, taking into account level of knowledge, academic skills, motivation and performance during previous education.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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