Stochastics and Financial Mathematics is a research oriented two-year Master's programme in mathematics offering courses at a high mathematics level. Its close ties with the financial and consultancy sector in Amsterdam are unique in the Netherlands. SFM is highly valued by the professional field for its top-level theoretical education in areas ranging from Financial Mathematics, Data Analytics & Statistics to Probability & Decision Making.
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This programme focuses on the mathematics behind phenomena in which uncertainty plays a central role. Probabilistic modelling and data analysis and statistics are prominently present. And there is a special focus on Financial Mathematics, an important application field of Stochastics.
A wide range of specialisations available, based on the many areas in which stochastics is applied, their scope and the challenging problems they pose. Both theoretically inclined and more practically oriented students can select specific courses to suit their personal interests.
How to get to know this Master's programme better than via its students? Read the experiences from students and what they say about Stochastics and Financial Mathematics.
The very personal approach of the teachers without any formal hierarchy ensures that you build close relationships with them and you will find assistance in your day-to-day issues.Daniel Krýcha, student Stochastics and Financial Mathematics
As a graduate of this programme, your career prospects are excellent. Graduates find employment in the financial and consultancy sector within Amsterdam and beyond or in technology and service organisations world-wide. Your analytical training and problem-solving skills are highly valued in all these workplaces. Other graduates remain in academia and pursue PhD and devote themselves to SFM-related mathematical research. A career in teaching is also an option after graduating this programme with a major in Teaching.
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|Degree programme||MSc Stochastics and Financial Mathematics|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|