How does a bank check whether your digital signature is a valid one? Do planets move in stable orbits or will they eventually collide? How can a 3D-sphere within the 3D-figures be characterized?
The mathematics behind these questions is dealt with within your Master's degree program.
Mathematics in Groningen consists of a group of 20 internationally acclaimed mathematical researchers. Besides the well-known dynamical systems group, the mathematics department also has a very strong algebra & geometry and statistics & probability profile. During your 2-year Master's program, you will be embedded in the research groups of your choice.
During the Master's degree in Mathematics, we will teach you the mathematical knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to pursue a professional or research career. You will gain specialized mathematical knowledge in selected areas such as algebra and geometry, dynamical systems and analysis, and statistics & probability theory.
Furthermore, you will learn how to solve a problem by using abstraction and modeling and to find scientific literature on the subject. You will be able to determine whether the problem can be solved by using existing mathematical theory or whether a new theory should be developed. Finally, you will learn how to present mathematical results in written and oral form, for both specialized and general audiences.
The Master's degree program in Mathematics offers three tracks:
Mathematics and Complex Dynamical Systems:
This Master's track concerns algebra, geometry, analysis, dynamical systems theory, and mathematical physics.
Statistics and Big Data:
In this Master's track, the focus is on modern developments in statistical inference, such as high-dimensional inference and statistical network modeling, as well as data science, such as machine learning and neural networks.
Science, Business and Policy
Why study this program in Groningen?
Rated best degree program in its field and awarded 'Top Rated program' label (Keuzegids Masters 2017)
For a career in science or a company
Acquired skills highly appreciated by employers
Informal community, small classes
Your own large-scale research project
Best master program Mathematics in the Netherlands according to Elsevier
Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
Acquire highly appreciated research skills.
The large research project you conduct in the second year of this Master's program gives you the opportunity to specialize further in one of the following selected areas: algebra, geometry, dynamical systems and analysis, and statistics & probability theory. During your research project, you will be supervised by staff members who are experts in one of these areas
The Master's program in Mathematics is closely linked to the Bernoulli Institute. Its mission is to perform outstanding academic research and teaching in Mathematics, Computing Science, and Artificial Intelligence.
The main goal of the institute is to perform research at a high international level, leading to publications in international scientific journals and a steady stream of highly qualified researchers (at Ph.D. level). The intended audience consists of the academic research community on one hand and social and professional practice (e.g. industry, hospitals, and administration) on the other hand. The Institute aims to provide an attractive research environment for graduate students by maintaining a modern infrastructure and by appointing highly competent and active scientific staff members.