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Mathematics programme is built around one central idea: modern mathematics is interactive. Indeed, much of the progress and development in modern mathematics is driven by exciting new interactions between different subfields of mathematics, or between mathematics and other scientific disciplines. At Radboud University, you can choose from four specialisations to define your field of interest within Mathematics.

Mathematics Focus entirely on mathematics and discover the most recent developments at the crossroads of algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, number theory and logic. Or dive into the modern mathematical techniques needed to model and understand phenomena in other fields of research.

Science in Society Science and technology have a profound influence on society, but the reverse is also true: society significantly shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. This specialisation equips you with the tools to become a professional intermediary between science and society.

Science, Management and Innovation All organisations struggle with challenges such as sustainability, health, energy, and IT security. Solutions require scientists with an analytical as well as a societal understanding of these issues.

Science and Education (in Dutch) Do you have a passion for Mathematics and an interest in didactics? Do you like presenting and sharing knowledge? Want to work on your personal leadership skills? Science and Education offers scientific ánd didactic education, enabling you to teach in secondary school right after graduation.

Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Duration: 2 years

Start month: September

Application requirements:

  • Copy of ID card;
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (original and translated into English);
  • A description of the courses;
  • Motivation letter (future plans + what research you want to do);
  • Recommendations;
  • Brief description of previous practical laboratory work;
  • Website link (description of the school, teachers and subjects for example English, French or German)
  • Proof of proficiency in English;
  • ELTS certificate with a minimum of 6 points; TOEFL Internet version at least 80; TOEFL computer version 213; Cambridge Advanced rated "C"

Conditions according to the specializations:

Please find below the admission requirements for the Master’s in Mathematics. Admission to the Master’s in Mathematics automatically means admission to the specialisations in Science in Society and Science, Management and Innovation. For the specialisation Science and Education, only Dutch native speaking are eligible and a more specific background is required. For more detailed information, have a look at the admission requirements of the specialisation Science and Education.

Admission requirements for students with an international Bachelor’s degree

A completed Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related area
Entering the Master’s programme in Mathematics requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics that is the equivalent to a Dutch university diploma (this does not include a Bachelor’s from a university of applied science, in Dutch hbo; in German Fachhochschule). The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required mathematical knowledge to be admitted.

A proficiency in English
In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)An IELTS score of ≥6.5Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Admission criteria

Students must have passed (preliminary) examinations containing the following subject matter:

Irrespectively of the chosen Master's track:

Linear algebra: at least 9 EC. Knowledge of just matrix calculus is not sufficient.Algebra: at least 12 ECCalculus and analysis: at least 18 EC, of which 9 EC is rigorous analysis including proofs. This must cover the basics of metric spaces, including compactness and connectedness.Differential equations: at least 3 EC.

Additional for the track 'Foundations':

Basic knowledge of topological spaces, including fundamental groupAt least one introductory course on Logic and Set Theory

Additional for the track 'Applications':

Numerical mathematics: at least 3 EC


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