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In the two-year research-based Master's programme you are invited to deepen your mathematical knowledge and specialise in a mathematical area of your interest. You can also challenge yourself to study related disciplines such as physics, logic and computational science from a mathematical perspective. With the opportunity to compile a curriculum that is tailored to your personal interests, the world of Mathematics is your oyster.

UvA online Open House

This year, you won't be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home. Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes, explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.

Admission during COVID-19

Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases, the UvA will allow you to start your Master's programme before having fully completed your Bachelor's degree. Check the Application and Admission page for more information.

The study programme 

This two-year programme reflects the versatility of mathematics and focuses on questions from all major branches of advanced modern mathematics, pure as well as applied. It allows you to specialise in the area of your interest, while broadening your knowledge in general. Specifically, you choose one of the four specialisations, each offering a large number of courses. 

A large and varied blend of local UvA courses and MasterMath courses

New specialisation Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information

Double-degree programme Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

UvA Science Park partners at a stone's throw distance

After graduation 

Graduates of this Master's programme are well-equipped to pursue successful careers in academia, industry or public service. Mathematicians work in industry, banking, technology, consultancy, service organisations and many other segments of the labour market. Their analytical and problem-solving skills give them a crucial advantage in a many work situations, even those where mathematical knowledge may not seem immediately relevant. 

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Mathematics
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in February, September
CROHO code 66980