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Master's program in Mathematics at Radboud University offers comprehensive theoretical training, while maintaining a clear perspective for specific applications. Its wide scope, which ranges from medical statistics to the mathematical foundations of computer science, physics and even mathematics itself, reflects the diversity of research at the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPR). The Institute maintains close links with the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS)

You can choose the following specializations:

Algebra and Topology - The specialization is aimed at students interested in pure mathematics and its applications. It focuses on specific research developments. Provide students with a wide range of techniques and concepts that play a major role in modern mathematics. In addition, specialization provides theoretical foundations, offers excellent opportunities for future specialization focusing on additions of pure mathematics and its interactions with other fields.
The program offers courses in Algebra, Topology, Geometry, Logic, Numeric theory and calculations.
Each student concludes his programme by studying a special topic and writing a Master's thesis about it.

Applied Stochastics- Stochastics is a very broad field with many additions, both in science and in business. The most important choice that the student has to do is: the direction in which to write his Master's thesis. The team of leading academics consists of young researchers- stochastic, who have much experience in the guidance of Master students, both in theoretical subjects and in asymptotic statistics or interacting partial systems, and also applied disciplines where students will work in a company or state organization on a practical problem.

Mathematical Physics- When you decide to learn Mathematical Physics at Radboud University, your "home" as a student of Mathematical Physics will be: "Huygens" Building at the Faculty of Sciences. This building was named after Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), who was the first mathematician and physicist in history. His passion was to combine the best in mathematics and physics of his time to bring both disciplines in the future through mutual enrichment. Huygens set the stage for Isaac Newton (1642-1727), who was the greatest scientist of all time. Like Huygens, Newton's mathematical physicist mainly driven by the same passion.

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science-In this master specialization, students works in areas related to (theoretical) computer science (such as algebra and logic and theoretical computer scientists), but also in areas such as formal methods and theorem proves are joined forces to build a practice in the mathematical foundations of Open Computer science (Computer Science). The program is unique in the Netherlands.

The focus of the Master program is the combination of real, actual and theoretical foundation in the relevant mathematical disciplines. These are combined with actual training on key aspects of theoretical computer science. For this reason, courses in mathematics, in this program focus on Algebra, General Topology, Logic, Number Theory and Combinatorics. Courses in computer science focus on formal methods; type-theory; category-theory
Coalgebra and theorem proving.

Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Duration: 2 years

Start month: September

Specializations: Algebra and Topology, Applied Stochastics, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science;

Possible careers: IT Specialist, IT Manager;

Application requirements:

  • Copy of ID card;
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (original and translated into English);
  •  A description of the courses;
  • Motivation letter (future plans + what research you want to do);
  • Recommendations;
  •  Brief description of previous practical laboratory work;
  •  Website link (description of the school, teachers and subjects for example English, French or German)
  • Proof of proficiency in English;
  • ELTS certificate with a minimum of 6 points; TOEFL Internet version at least 80; TOEFL computer version 213; Cambridge Advanced rated "C"

Conditions according to the specializations:

Algebra and Topology
- Completed undergraduate program in Algebra and Topology or in related fields, as necessary during their studies to have gone through the following courses: Basic notions in Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Geometry, Differential Equation;

Applied Stochastics
- Completed Bachelor's program in Applied Stochastic or in related fields, as necessary during their studies to have gone through the following courses: Stochastics, Statistics, Analysis, Linear Algebra, Algebra, Topology;

Mathematical Physics
- Completed Bachelor's program in Mathematical Physics or related fields, as necessary during their studies to have gone through the following courses: Linear Algebra, Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Geometry, Stochastics

Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
- Completed Bachelor's program in Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science or related fields, as necessary during their studies to have gone through the following courses: Algebra, General Topology, Logic, Number Theory, Combinatorics, Formal Methods, Type Theory, Category Theory , Coalgebra and Theorem Proving.

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