Students Mathematics
Beste Studies EW 2023

Master's specialisationMathematics

Mathematics opens the door to a wide range of career paths. This Master's allows you to build your own tailor-made programme and to specialise in a broad range of fields, within pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics.

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Something for you?

  • Advance your skills in pure mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematical physics under the close guidance of our cutting-edge researchers.
  • Receive excellent guidance: including your own personal mentor within the Mathematics department.
  • You can choose one of the core tracks or combine mathematics with other fields of science in interdisciplinary synergy tracks.
  • You'll get to know your student peers quickly with our very active study association Desda.
  • The Master's specialisation has been awarded the highest distinctions in Elsevier's Best Studies rankings the past years.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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There are many courses available in the programme, so you can discover which subject you like the most.
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What will you learn

The Mathematics department in Nijmegen has a strong expertise in a broad range of fields in pure mathematics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics. Within all tracks you can select from a large variety of courses and build you own tailor-made programme. In addition to the training in modern mathematics you will develop a full range of transferable skills highly valued in all career paths. You can specialise within a research field in Mathematics, or choose one of the synergy tracks, if you are interested in interdisciplinary applications. The synergy tracks connect mathematics with other fields of science. 

Study programme

Future career opportunities

In nearly all branches analytical skills are in high demand and mathematicians are desired employees in industrial, banking, technology and service industry as well as within management, consultancy, research and education. A Master’s in Mathematics will show prospective employers that you have perseverance, patience, and an eye for detail, as well as a high level of analytical and problem-solving skills.

Career prospects


The research you will conduct for your Master's thesis depends on the track you choose. Within the core tracks you join one of the research groups within the Mathematics department. Within the synergy tracks, you will work on an interdisciplinary project with other disciplines, such as (astro)physics or computing science. It is also possible to do an internship at a company or a governmental institution. Radboud University has contact with many companies and can help you find a suitable project.  

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Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.