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Mathematics and Computation

Dear student,

We are working on solutions for hybrid education that will take place online and on campus. Therefore the instructional modes, number of exams, the form of the exams and/or assignments may change. You will be informed through Brightspace in case of changes. The course information in the Course guide provides an indication of what you can expect in the course.

In the case of not being able to attend one or more practical courses/lab days due to corona measures, the course coordinator will decide if the student is obligated to re-take the missed meeting and how this will take place.
This 120 EC research specialisation is built up as follows:

A. Major 30 EC
B. Mathematical electives 20 EC
C. Master electives 14 EC
D. Master Thesis Project Mathematics 40 EC
E. Master Seminar 6 EC
F. Professional Preparation 1 EC
G. Philosophy 3 EC
H. Free electives 6 EC

Overall, a maximum of 12 ec of third year bachelor's courses Mathematics is allowed, to be approved by the examination board.

A. Major (30 EC)

For Mathematics and Computation the major programme consists of 30 EC chosen from the courses in the table below. Not all courses are taught every year.

Course title
NWI-WM069B Computer Algebra (6 EC), semester 2
NWI-WM072B Complexity Theory (6 EC)*
NWI-WM120C Computability Theory (6 EC)*
Mastermath: Computability Theory (8EC), semester 1
Mastermath: Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics (8 EC)*
NWI-WM150 Category Theory and Homological Algebra (6 EC), semester 1
NWI-IMC010 Type Theory and Coq (6 EC), semester 1
NWI-IMC011 Semantics and Domain Theory (6 EC)*
NWI-WM156 Introduction to Finite Elements (6EC), semester 1
NWI-WM158 Experimental Mathematics (6EC), semester 1

* not taught this academic year

Course information and schedules for the Mastermath courses may be found on the Mastermath website.

B. Mathematical electives (20 EC)

Mathematical electives are courses of choice within the field of Mathematics on Master's level. The mathematical electives need to be approved by the Examination Board.

C. Master electives (14 EC)

Master's level courses in any field within or outside of Mathematics. You can also consider courses from the societal specialisations. These electives need to be approved by the Examination Board.

D. Master Thesis Project Mathematics (40 EC)

Including a literature study, a thesis (which can be an internship report) and a graduation defense.

E. NWI-WM115C Master seminar  (6 EC)
Students who choose the major Mathematics and Computation can replace this course with NWI-WM115B Master Seminar AND NWI-IMC049 MFoCS Seminar.

F. NWI-NM019B  Professional Preparation (1 EC)

G. Philosophy (3 EC)

One of the following courses should be completed:

H. Free electives (6 EC)

Free electives are any courses, not necessarily within the field of Mathematics.