An Individual Study Programme consists of the following parts:
- Core courses worth 24 credits,
- A specialisation worth at least 36 credits, of which:
- a maximum of 6 credits may be spent on non-mathematical courses and
- at least 6 credits must be spent on MasterMath (MM) courses.
- Non-mathematical electives worth 12 to 18 credits,
- A thesis project worth 42 credits.
The whole programme should consist of at least 120EC.
Within this Master s programme the student may choose one of the following specialisations.
You have the possibility to do an internship at a company as part of the non-mathematical electives. You can come with a proposal, but a professor can also help you to find internship possibilities. You must speak to the internship coordinator to evaluate if the chosen internship fits your study programme.
For the Applied Mathematics students it is mandatory to do either an internship or carry out their thesis at a company. Doing both is also possible.
The master’s thesis is the final challenge. You’ll have to demonstrate your capacity to successfully carry out a research project. The projects can be completed at one of the research groups or at a company. This will take roughly nine months. After that period of time, you can complete the entire project by successfully presenting the results during a public presentation.
Some examples of recent graduation projects are:
- Analysis: Topological Extensions of Holomorphic Functional Calculus for Sectorial and Half-plane Type Operators.
- Computational Science and Engineering: Modeling of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in MRI.
- Financial Engineering: Analysis of an affine version of the Heston-Hull-White option pricing partial differential equation.
- Optimisation: An optimization model for a Train-Free-Period planning for ProRail based on the maintenance needs of the Dutch railway infrastructure.
- Probability, Risk and Statistics: Combined evidential value of forensic DNA profiles.
If you want to expand your horizon and experience more of the world, you can choose to study abroad during the second or third semester of the programme. Whether you want to experience the lively and exhilarating city of Brisbane, learn from the Japanese approach of science or breathe the Swiss fresh air during an exchange programme, it is possible. In addition to international student exchanges for one semester, students may choose to write their Master’s thesis with a foreign partner as a client.