Last updated October 13, 2016
This programme trains professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. Moscow has long been considered one of the world’s capitals for mathematics, and this rigorous programme is an opportunity to study under leading experts in the field.
In the first year, students construct individual study plans according to their own interests and goals. Under the supervision of faculty advisors, students complete a course project at the end of their first year and submit a Master’s thesis at the end of their second.
Graduates are well prepared to enter PhD programmes, have their own independent research agendas and experience, and possess teaching experience at the university level.
Learn from leading experts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
Choose from a wide range of special topics courses and research seminars
Study in a stimulating, dynamic, and supportive learning environment
Elect to combine our MSc programme with international MSc or integrated graduate programmes
Work closely with an academic advisor who will supervise your course project and Master’s thesis
Take advantage of several short-term study abroad opportunities at HSE partner universities in France and Japan
Qualify to continue in the HSE PhD programme or go onto other international PhD programmes in Mathematics (HSE graduates are accepted by top mathematics schools, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Berlin, Hanover, Nice, etc.)
Take part in a wide variety of mathematics events in Moscow
Apply for teaching and research assistantship positions
Study for free on a full-tuition scholarship
Graduates who wish to pursue a research career in mathematics are expected to continue their training at the PhD level. Otherwise, this MSc diploma certifies a substantial background in mathematics, which will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying to jobs in finance and economics.
Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Kyoto University (Japan)
Leiden University (the Netherlands)
University of Tokyo (Japan)
University of Luxembourg
Letter of Motivation
List of course projects in mathematics or physical sciences (optional)
Two letters of recommendation
Results from English proficiency exams (IELTS or TOEFL) *Native English speakers and graduates from English-taught programmes are exempt.
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