Mathematics

Radboud Universiteit

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Gaining a solid, theoretical understanding of the field of mathematics and in-depth knowledge in an area of interest

Discover the very heart of mathematics. Whether you want to immerse yourself in pure mathematics or want to discover its application in other disciplines, the Master's programme in Mathematics at Radboud University offers you several possibilities. Our Mathematics programme is known and respected for its quality and theoretical approach to mathematics with applications to selected fields.

Radboud University offers seven specialisations in Mathematics. The specialisation you choose could have everything to do with what inspires you to do maths whether that's pure mathematics, taming randomness, or its applications to physics, computer science or societal challenges. The boundaries of these specialisations are not clear-cut. As with all aspects of maths, they're related and interlinked. The specialisations interact, and you're able to profit from knowledge and experience of our experts in the neighbouring specialisations. Our programme gives lots of freedom to choose your own courses taught by the best mathematicians at not just Radboud University but at universities all over the Netherlands, thanks to the Mastermath collaboration.
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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc Mathematics
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66980
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

As a Mathematics Master's student of certain specialisations you get to work closely with the mathematicians and physicists of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, as well as the computer scientists at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences.
  • You partake in the Mastermath programme, meaning you can follow the best mathematics courses, regardless of the university in the Netherlands that offers them. It gives you the opportunity to interact with fellow mathematics students from all over the country.
  • Teaching takes place in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups. This ensures that at Radboud University you'll get plenty of one-on-one time with your thesis supervisor.
  • More than 85% of our graduates find a job or a gain a PhD position within a few months of graduating.


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Masteravond Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masteravond op donderdag 16 november maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.
Masterdag Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masterdag op zaterdag 10 maart maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.

Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Algebra and Topology



Pure mathematics, of which algebra and topology form two essential pillars, has witnessed a spectacular development over the last decades, resulting in many breakthroughs that half a century ago seemed far out of reach. The Master's specialisation in Algebra and Topology strongly focuses on these research developments. It introduces students to a broad range of techniques and concepts that play a central role in modern mathematics. In addition to providing a strong theoretical basis, the programme offers excellent opportunities for a further specialisation focusing on applications of pure mathematics or on interactions with other fields.

The programme offers courses in Algebra, Topology, Geometry, Number Theory, and Logic and Computation. In these courses we also illustrate the fields' applications as well as their interactions with other research areas, such as mathematical physics and computer science.

This Master's is an excellent stepping-stone for students with ambitions in pure mathematical research. However, our graduates have also gone to work in the private sector or within government as managers, analysts or consultants.

specialisatie Applied Stochastics



For many complex systems in nature and society, stochastics can be used to efficiently describe the randomness present in all these systems, thereby giving the data greater explanatory and predictive power. Examples include statistical mechanics, financial markets, mobile phone networks, and operations research problems. The Applied Stochastics programme will train you to become a mathematician that can help both scientists and businesspeople make better decisions, conclusions and predictions. You'll be able to bring clarity to the accumulating information overload they receive.

Our department has ample experience with the pure mathematical side of stochastics. This area provides powerful techniques in, for example, functional analysis, partial differential equations, geometry of metric spaces and number theory. The group also often gives advice to both their academic colleagues and organisations outside of academia. They will therefore not only be able to teach you the theoretical basis you need to solve real world stochastics problems, but also to help you develop the communications skills and professional expertise to cooperate with people from outside of mathematics.

specialisatie Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science

This Master's specialisation will focus on understanding the fundamental mathematical concepts of computation and information in order to explore the potentials of computer science.

The theory of computation arose from concerns about the foundations of mathematics, and was developed in the work of Gödel, Church, Turing, Kleene and others. The actual building of computing machinery later was strongly influenced by this theoretical work. Computer science quickly grew into an independent field of study, but the relations with mathematics are still strong. Connections range from the use of mathematics to model the foundations all the way to the use of computers to help solve mathematical problems with a discrete component.

The Master's specialisation places itself squarely in this exciting interdisciplinary area of deep theoretical developments. For this reason, the mathematics courses in this curriculum concentrate on algebra, general topology, logic, number theory and combinatorics. The computer science courses concentrate on formal methods, type theory, category theory, coalgebra and theorem proving.

Not only is this Master's an excellent stepping-stone for students with ambitions in research, many of our graduates also work as systems builders, ICT specialists or ICT managers in the private sector or within government.

specialisatie Mathematical Physics

In the Master's specialisation in Mathematical Physics, you will be working at a frontier of mathematics that intersects with cutting edge research in physics.

Mathematicians can benefit from discoveries in physics and conversely mathematics is essential to further excel in the field of physics. History shows us as much. Mathematical physics began with Christiaan Huygens, who is honoured at Radboud University by naming the main building of the Faculty of Science after him. By combining Euclidean geometry and preliminary versions of calculus, he brought major advances to these areas of mathematics as well as to mechanics and optics. The second and greatest mathematical physicist in history, Isaac Newton, invented both the calculus and what we now call Newtonian mechanics and, from his law of gravity, was the first to understand planetary motion on a mathematical basis.

In our Master's programme, we look at modern mathematical physics. The specialisation combines expertise in areas like functional analysis, geometry, and representation theory with research in, for example, quantum physics and integrable systems. You'll learn how the field is far more than creating mathematics in the service of physicists. It's also about being inspired by physical phenomena and delving into pure mathematics.

specialisatie Science in Society

Equipping you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society whilst getting a broader societal perspective that will be useful in a scientific career.

Science and technology clearly have a profound influence on society, but the reverse is also true: society significantly shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. Economic interests, public opinion and policy shifts are decisive for the shaping of science and technology. However, experience has shown that scientists on the one hand and the general public, government and businesses on the other aren't always able to clearly understand one another. That is why experts with a background in science and an understanding of social processes are indispensable.

This specialisation will therefore teach you how to build a bridge between scientific expertise and societal practices. You'll become a biologist, chemist, mathematician, etc. that reflects on the implications of scientific results and advises on how to turn this knowledge into practical use for policymaking or communication purposes. This reflection will not just be scientific; you'll also learn how to detect the philosophical, political and ethical side of issues. You'll make scientists familiar with social perceptions as much as you'll be advising governments and businesses or informing the general public.

specialisatie Science, Management and Innovation



Both the public sector and businesses struggle with the question of how to address sustainability, health, energy and IT security issues. Many of the challenges that society faces are rooted in the natural or computer sciences but have strong links to other disciplines. Solutions require scientists with an additional understanding of the societal aspects of these problems, and the ability to speak the language of and work with all possible stakeholders like scientists, civil servants and politicians.

The Master's specialisation in Science, Management and Innovation will therefore take you out of the lab and place you right in the heart of society. After the first year in which you broaden your knowledge in your scientific field, you'll learn the skills you can use to make a direct contribution to society. This contribution can range from the creation of policies that tackle social issues to project development or market research.

The combination of expertise – science, policy and business – is highly sought after and will prepare you for a dynamic career in business, a job in the public sector or in the a social (research) organisation.

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Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
computer opdrachten, groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, hoorcollege, individuele opdracht, laboratoriumwerk, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, poster presentatie, practicum, project, stage, werkcollege, zelfstudie
docenten
The courses take place in a very stimulating, personal setting. The lecturers are open to any question you might have on the course matter. They can also provide you with advice on internships or other study-related choices.
studeren in het buitenland
You can choose to perform your elective courses or internship(s) abroad. There are for example close contacts with the Max Planck Institute in Germany. For other possibilities, you can always contact a lecturer or the student advisor.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 10360
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10360
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The application deadline is 1 May for students from within the EU/EEA. Dutch students can apply via www.studielink.nl. After admittance to the Master's programme in Mathematics, you can enroll for the specialisation of your choice.
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelorWiskunde
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
Bachelorgraad in Wiskunde of een vergelijkbare studie.

studie kosten
bron: Radboud Universiteit
bedrag kostenpost
€ 700levensonderhoud
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 300visa/permitper jaar

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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bedragkostenpost
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

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18901 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

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Studievergelijker

1/15 Radboud Universiteit
Mathematics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/15 Radboud Universiteit
Applied Stochastics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/15 Radboud Universiteit
Mathematical Physics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/15 Radboud Universiteit
Algebra and Topology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/15 Radboud Universiteit
Cyber Security
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/15 Radboud Universiteit
Mathematical Foundations of Computing Science
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/15 Universiteit Leiden
Mathematics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/15 Universiteit Leiden
Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/15 Universiteit Leiden
Science-Based Business
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/15 Universiteit Leiden
Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/15 Universiteit Leiden
Applied
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/15 Universiteit Leiden
Education
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
13/15 Universiteit Leiden
Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
17 eerstejaars
52% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/15 Rijksuniversiteit
Mathematics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/15 UvA
Mathematics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
5 eerstejaars
40% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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docenten4.24.0
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studielast3.83.7
studiebegeleiding3.73.6

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Mathematics aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 30 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The skills learned during your Master's will help you find jobs even in areas where your specialised mathematical knowledge may initially not seem very relevant. This makes your job opportunities very broad indeed and is why many graduates of a Master's in Mathematics find work very quickly.
Mathematicians are needed in all industries, including the industrial, banking, technology and service industry and also within management, consultancy and education. A Master's in Mathematics will show prospective employers that you have perseverance, patience and an eye for detail as well as a high level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
Radboud University annually has a few PhD positions for graduates of a Master's in Mathematics. A substantial part of our students attain PhD positions, not just at Radboud University, but at universities all over the world.

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Contact

Onderwijsmarketing
E: studievoorlichting@ru.nl
T: (024) 361 23 45 (optie 2
Admission Office

For general questions and questions about the admission procedure for international students

E: admissionoffice@ru.nl
T: +31 24 362 34 56
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E: mathematics@ru.nl
T: +31 24 365 23 86
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