Programme in detail

The Applied Mathematics programme is divided in eight quarters. At the end of each quarter or two quarters students carry out exams, depending on the length of the course. In the first year you will spend most of the time on courses, core courses as well as courses relevant to the specialisation you have chosen. The Compulsary Courses section consists of 5 courses of which 3 must be selected. Every one of those five courses belongs to one of the five specialisations.

The specialisation courses enable a deep specialisation for the optimal execution of your thesis project and are the main focus in the second semester. The non-mathematics elective space may be used for non-mathematics courses required for the subject of the chosen thesis project, courses at Bachelor’s level required to obtain the necessary prior knowledge for a course at Master’s level, or for an internship. Every Applied Mathematics master student must follow at least one Master Math course as a specialisation course. MasterMath is a network between Dutch universities that offers joint courses. These courses are taught in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

Because of the freedom in choosing your courses, don’t forget to submit an Individual Study Programme in order for the Master coordinator to approve your selection.

First Year
1st semester2ndsemester
Common CoreSpecialisation courses and free electives
Specialisation courses or free electives
Second Year
1st semester2ndsemester
Specialisation courses and free electivesGraduation project (42 EC)
Start Graduation project
Common Core (24 EC)
Scientific Writing for Mathematics3 EC
Ethics for Applied Mathematics3 EC
Choose 3 out of 5
Scientific Computing6 EC
Applied Functional Analysis6 EC
Discrete Optimisation6 EC
Martingales, Brownian Motion & Stochastic Processes6 EC
Statistical Inference6 EC
Specialisation courses & Electives (at least 36EC)
Non-Mathematical Electives (12 to 18 EC)
Thesis Project (42 EC)

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