Programme in detail

The Applied Mathematics programme is divided in four semesters. At the end of the first, second and sometimes third semester, students carry out exams. In the first year you will spend most of the time on courses, both core and orientation courses, as well as specialisation courses.

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 elective space may be used for courses to broaden your skills, for courses at bachelor’s level required to obtain the necessary prior knowledge for a course at master’s level, or for an internship.

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

First Year of study
TPM005A (3EC)
Scientific Writing for AM
WM1028M (3EC)
Ethics for AM
Specialisation electives
(30 EC)
1 out of 7 Orientation courses
(6 EC)
Orentation course / Specialisation Elective
(6 EC)
Orentation course / Specialisation Elective
(6 EC)
Specialisation Elective
(6 EC)
Second Year of study
Non-Mathematics Electives (12 EC)
(e.g. internship)
Graduation project (42 EC)
(external projects include internship experience)
Non-Mathematics Electives (6 EC)
(e.g. internship) or
Specialisation Electives (6 EC)
Common Core (24 EC)
Scientific Writing for Mathematics3 EC
Ethics for Applied Mathematics3 EC
Orientation courses (choose at least one out of seen
Discrete Optimisation6 EC
Introduction to Financial Mathematics6 EC
Introduction to Quantum Information and Computing6 EC
Martingales, Brownian Motion and Stochastic Processes6 EC
Perturbation and Variational Methods for Partial Differential Equations6 EC
Scientific Computing6 EC
Statistical Learning6 EC
Specialisation courses (48-54 EC)
Elective space (12-18 EC)
Thesis Project (42 EC)

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