MSc in Mathematics

Radboud University

Program Description

MSc in Mathematics

Radboud University

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.


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:

  • Algebra and Topology
  • Applied Stochastics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Science in Society
  • Science, Management and Innovation

The programme is built up as follows:

  • Specialisation courses (30 EC)
  • Elective courses as part of Dutch MasterMath (30 EC)
  • Other elective courses (17 EC)
  • Philosophy (3 EC)
  • Master’s thesis (40 EC)

Personal tutor

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. In short, you will develop a tailor-made programme based on your own wishes.

Dutch Mastermath

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.

Career prospects

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.

Quality label

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).

Admission requirements

As an international student, your prior education must meet certain requirements.

1. A completed Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or related area that is the equivalent of a Dutch university diploma. The Exam Committee can demand that one adds specific courses to the master program, depending on the Master specialisation.

2. A proficiency in English:

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 >90;
  • 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.

Quality label

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.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
2 years
Full time
2,083 EUR
€2,083 for EEA / €12,645 for non-EEA students
Apr. 1, 2019
1 April (non-EEA students) or 1 May (EEA students)
Netherlands - Nijmegen, Gelderland
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2019
1 April (non-EEA students) or 1 May (EEA students)
End date Request Info
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Nijmegen, Gelderland
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2019
1 April (non-EEA students) or 1 May (EEA students)
End date Request Info

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