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Stochastics and Financial Mathematics


Stochastics and Financial Mathematics (SFM) 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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Highly ranked and unique Master's programme in the Netherlands

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Here's why you want to study Stochastics and Financial Mathematics at the UvA
Unique master of its kind in The Netherlands

This is the only mathematical research Master that is entirely devoted to Stochastics and Financial Mathematics.

Top-level programme

Our lecturers are internationally renowned experts who conduct innovative, cutting edge research. The programme was also ranked 22 in Risk.net's 2021 worldwide ranked.

Small, international classroom

Classes have a small scale and half the student population is from abroad.

Double-degree programme SFM and Econometrics

You can take a 150 ECTS programme that lets you obtain Master’s diplomas in both Econometrics and SFM.

Stochastics and Financial Mathematics will suit you, if you... 

  1. Want to learn to address issues in Data Science and Statistics, Applied Probability and operations Research, or Mathematical Finance.
  2. Are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in the disciplines Stochastics and/or Financial Mathematics.
  3. Have a solid background in mathematics.
  4. Are looking for the freedom to compile your own programme.

Track list

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Probability and Decision making
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Degree programme
MSc Stochastics and Financial Mathematics
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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Science Park