This programme is designed for students with a background in Mathematics or related disciplines
Gain the skills and knowledge to apply your studies in the field to societal or scientific problems
The discipline of mathematics is vast, in this programme, you will engage with mathematical theory and use this knowledge at the intersection of mathematical subfields and other scientific disciplines
Prepare yourself for a career as a researcher, educator, model validator, consultant, ICT professional, policymaker or analyst
Why study Mathematics at Radboud University?
The Master's programme for Mathematics will allow you to explore different subfields of mathematics, and combine your insights across disciplines. At Radboud, we encourage this interdisciplinary approach.
Teaching at Radboud takes place in small, stimulating environments, and you will have plenty of one-on-one time with professors and thesis supervisors.
As a student at Radboud, you will work closely with scientists from the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, as well as computer scientists at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. You can also benefit from the Mastermath program, that allows you opportunities to take courses and research with fellow mathematics students throughout the Netherlands.
Our graduates are analysts and problem solvers who make contributions in many fields. Most find a job immediately after graduating either in trade and industry, the financial sector, ICT or management.
What will you learn?
Our Master’s programme offers you a thorough, theoretical education while maintaining a clear perspective on concrete applications such as ensuring efficient logistics, better computer information systems and a deeper understanding of natural phenomena.
Under the guidance of a personal tutor, this Master’s programme offers you considerable freedom to follow your own research interests and to focus on and the most appropriate specialisations and subject choices. You will have the freedom to design your own program, that allows you to pursue the topics you are passionate about.
Each year the Departments of Mathematics in all Dutch universities work together to develop a collective programme of special courses selected from different training programmes. This enables students to profit from the best that each Dutch study in mathematics has to offer.
Graduates of this programme could find work as:
Researchers at academic or scientific organizations
Consultants for private industry
ICT or software developers
Risk model validators
Analysts for private or public organizations
Our Master’s study is closely related to the research being carried out in the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). You can choose from the following specialisations:
Science in SocietyThis specialisation will equip you with the knowledge, tools and skills to be a professional intermediary between science and society whilst getting a broader societal perspective.
Science, Management and InnovationGetting proficient in what happens in the world of business and public administration: how innovation is managed in company strategies, how government designs policy and how that interacts with societal challenges.
A completed Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related areaEntering 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. The Admission Office will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.
Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight into your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl
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 ≥6.5
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
Programmes starting in September
Non-EEA students: 1 April
EEA students: 1 May
Both the Keuzegids Masters and the Bachelor’s programme information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten have now designated Radboud University as the ‘Best General University’ in the Netherlands. For the fourth time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes).