Mathematics

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

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The master's programme Mathematics focuses on analysis and number theory. From applied to fundamental research, and from algebra to data science, our master's programme spans these fields entirely.

The two-year master's programme Mathematics has two components: an analysis-oriented component with topics such as dynamical systems, differential equations, probability theory and stochastics, percolation and mathematics in the life sciences, and an algebra/geometry-oriented component with topics such as algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and cryptology. The goal of each programme is to train the student as an independent researcher, and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance your career.

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 specialise 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.
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locatieLeiden
diplomaMSc Mathematics
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66980
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Discover why our students choose the Mathematics master's programme

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

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 and receive a top level education in Mathematics.
  • The institute has an extensive international network, which allows you to broaden your horizon and provides you with ample opportunities to join interdisciplinary seminars and to pursue interdisciplinary research projects.

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Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory

The Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory master's specialisation bridges the gap between theory and the world of algorithms and applications. The courses are directly related to our research.

The Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory master's specialisation focuses on number theory in the broadest sense, ranging from discrete dynamical systems to arithmetic geometry and motives. There is a strong emphasis on algebraic methods and a direct interest in the computational aspects of the theory. The programme also has a cryptology component. Leiden offers courses at an advanced level ranging over topics such as algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry and cryptology.

The research specialisation is aimed at students who wish to acquire a profound knowledge of one of the areas within pure mathematics. There is a strong theme dealing with algebra and number theory as well as a strong theme dealing with topology and geometry. The master's specialisation Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory is an ideal basis for a career in academia, starting for example with one of our PhD programmes.

specialisatie Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics focuses on computational and fundamental aspects of analysis and probability. You will become thoroughly acquainted with mathematics as it is applied in various aspects of life.

The Applied Mathematics master's specialisation focuses on both computational and fundamental aspects of analysis and probability. The specialisation offers courses dealing with diverse topics such as dynamical systems, interacting particle systems, network theory, stochastic differential equations, time series, asymptotic statistics and population genetics. Much of the material is driven by applications in physics and especially the life sciences. The analysis component of this specialisation focuses on topics such as C *-algebras, percolation, and stochastic dynamics.

The research specialisation is particularly interesting for you, if you want to become thoroughly acquainted with mathematics as it is applied in various aspects of life. More in general, Applied Mathematics is an excellent choice if you have the aspiration to pursue a PhD degree. The master's specialisation in Applied Mathematics is an ideal basis for becoming a mathematical researcher within an (international) industrial environment.

specialisatie Mathematics and Science-Based Business

In the master's specialisation Mathematics and Science Based Business, you combine high quality research in Mathematics with training in management and entrepreneurship.

In close co-operation with senior research staff, you will do your own research project. Courses on theory on the frontier of science will further enhance your knowledge. In a networked and case-based programme on management, business and entrepreneurship you will learn about running science-driven companies and exploiting business opportunities created in research. Your newly acquired knowledge and skills you will apply and enhance further in a company internship or business assignment.

specialisatie Mathematics and Science Communication and Society

The master's specialisation Mathematics and Science Communication and Society focuses on the interaction between science and society.

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. In this specialisation you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in mathematics with extensive training in science communication. After completion, you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become a science communicator with a strong mathematical background, or a scientist with a communicating mindset.

Do you want to bridge the gap between scientific research and the public? Want to combine high quality research in mathematics with professional science communication? Then, this master's specialisation is an excellent opportunity for you. You will be prepared for a career as a science or health communicator, policy maker, PR officer, science journalist, health officer, museum educator or a mathematics researcher with a communicating mindset.

specialisatie Mathematics and Education

The master's specialisation Mathematics and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a Mathematics teacher.

The master's specialisation Mathematics and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of mathematics to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in mathematics. The programme comprises a one-year mathematics component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master's specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today's secondary school pupils for tomorrow's challenges in the field of mathematics.

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of mathematics? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Mathematics and Education master's specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a mathematics teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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onderwijsvormen
computer exercise, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research project, seminar, working group, self study
instruction modes
The mathematics study advisor is available for questions and suggestions regarding your study programme. During your final research project, you will receive personal guidance from a personal supervisor, who will monitor you very closely.
study abroad
It is possible to carry out part of the MSc programme at a University abroad. The study plan is always tailor-made and designed according to your needs and interests. This applies to all the specialisation programmes, but if you choose the Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory specialisation you will be guaranteed to spend one year at one of the Algant network universities.
objectives
The MSc Mathematics programme offers five specialisations:
Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory: follow this two year research programme to become a specialist in one of the areas within pure mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics: focus on mathematics as it is applied in various aspects of physics and the life sciences.
  • Mathematics and Education (taught partly in Dutch): prepare yourself for a career in teaching mathematics.
  • Mathematics and Science Communication and Society: combine research with programmes in different aspects of science communication, such as journalism.
  • Mathematics and Business Studies: combine training in Mathematics with an education in business and entrepreneurship.

Each specialisation may consist of master courses offered by Leiden University, courses offered by the Dutch master programme in mathematics ('Mastermath'), and courses offered by other institutions, for example the Technical University of Delft.

honours-/excellence program Leiden Leadership Programme

The Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP) is an honours programme of 15 ECs on top of the regular master's curriculum. The programme consists of training courses, seminars and a practical assignment.

Are you looking for an extra challenge in addition to your Leiden master's programme? Are you adventurous enough to look beyond the borders of your own master's programme? The Leiden Leadership Programme may be just what you are looking for. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will follow seminars and courses, as well as carrying out a practical assignment for a company or organisation as part of a small, multidisciplinary team. Your lecturers will be leading academics and experienced professionals from the business sector.

Students can apply who have:

  • Good study results in the bachelor's programme;
  • The ambition and motivation to develop leadership qualities;
  • A broad and interdisciplinary span of interest.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 juni 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18300
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/mathematics/admission-and-application/application-procedure
toelatingseisen

taaltoets

vooropleiding
a BSc degree or major in Mathematics

reference letter

motivatiebrief

inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

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bedragkostenpost
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond 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

€ 1218totale 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.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

97 studenten volgen deze opleiding
24% daarvan is vrouw
20 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
15% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

De Leidsche Flesch
De Leidsche Flesch is de studievereniging voor Natuurkunde, Sterrenkunde, Wiskunde en Informatica. De voornaamste doelen van De Leidsche Flesch zijn het bijdragen aan het contact tussen haar leden en de wetenschap en het bijdragen aan het contact tussen de leden onderling.
Deze dingen probeert ze te realiseren door een breed scala aan activiteiten te organiseren, zoals (lunch)lezingen, excursies, studiereizen, maar ook borrels, feesten, pubquizzen en allerlei andere dingen. Verder laten we de studenten alvast kennismaken met wat er allemaal mogelijk is na hun studie: behalve oriëntatie op mogelijkheden om door te gaan in het onderzoek laten we de leden ook kennismaken met het bedrijfsleven, d.m.v. bijvoorbeeld bedrijfslezingen of inhousedagen.

Voor de eerstejaars organiseert De Leidsche Flesch elk begin van het collegejaar het eerstejaarsweekend. Dit weekend biedt eerstejaars de mogelijkheid om kennis te maken met elkaar en met de vereniging. Het eerstejaarsweekend vindt plaats in het weekend na de eerste twee collegeweken.

Verder is er bij De Leidsche Flesch de mogelijkheid om zelf dingen te organiseren door in een commissie te gaan, of je kan je aansluiten bij een gilde.

Een ander belangrijk aspect - en tevens voor velen een reden om lid te worden - van De Leidsche Flesch waar elk lid van profiteert is de boekenactie. Twee keer per jaar organiseert De Leidsche Flesch een boekenactie, waarbij alle leden hun boeken gemakkelijk en met korting via internet bij ons kunnen bestellen.

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/14 Universiteit Leiden
Mathematics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
15% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/14 Universiteit Leiden
Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
15% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/14 Universiteit Leiden
Applied
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
15% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/14 Universiteit Leiden
Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
15% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/14 Universiteit Leiden
Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
15% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/14 Universiteit Leiden
Education (NL)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
20 eerstejaars
15% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
7/14 Rijksuniversiteit
Mathematics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/14 Radboud Universiteit
Mathematical Physics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/14 Radboud Universiteit
Mathematical Foundations of Computing Science
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/14 Radboud Universiteit
Applied Stochastics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/14 Radboud Universiteit
Algebra and Topology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/14 Radboud Universiteit
Cyber Security
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/14 Radboud Universiteit
Mathematics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/14 UvA
Mathematics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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algemeen oordeel4.23.9
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docenten4.04.0
studiefaciliteiten3.64.0
studielast3.73.7
studiebegeleiding3.43.6

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 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Mathematics aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 50 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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With an MSc degree in Mathematics, you are well prepared for a broad range of career prospects and ready to operate on the international market. The master's degree is also an excellent preparation for pursuing a PhD degree.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After obtaining your Master of Science degree in Mathematics, you will possess a thorough theoretical basis and knowhow about working in a multinational environment. And you will be able to operate well on the international market. Courses are taught at a high level and each of the master's tracks ends with an individual research project combined with a master thesis.
The Mathematics Master's programme is an ideal basis for a career in academia, starting for example with one of the PhD programmes at the Leiden Mathematical Institute. Alumni also work as researchers within an industrial environment, such as in Akzo-Nobel, Shell, Philips or TNO. There are also many possibilities in business. Graduates with a Mathematics degree find jobs in banks, insurance and option trading companies, communication and information technology, industry, and logistics.

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