Programme outline

Below you will find the different programme outlines for the master Mathematical Sciences and honours programmes:

Programme Mathematical Sciences

Programme for students starting in or after September 2017 (120 EC)

Mandatory courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematical colloquium - 2.5 EC, WISM103
  • Mathematics for Industry - 4 EC, WISM104
  • Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS
  • Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL

Primary electives - 45 EC
Secondary electives - 15 EC
Research project - 45 EC

  • Research project: Proposal - 15 EC, WISM105
  • Research project: Thesis - 30 EC, WISM106

All students must follow a seminar (of at least 7.5 EC). This seminar can also be followed while the student is working on the research project.

Programme for students starting in or after September 2016 and before September 2017 (120 EC)

Mandatory courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematics for Industry - 3.75 EC, WISM101
  • Mathematical colloquium - 3.75 EC, WISM100

Primary electives - 45 EC
Secondary electives - 15 EC
Research project - 45 EC

  • Research project: Proposal - 14 EC, WISM105
  • Research project: Thesis - 30 EC, WISM106
  • Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS
  • Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL

All students must follow a seminar (of at least 7.5 EC). This seminar can also be followed while the student is working on the research project.

Programme for students starting before September 2016 (120 EC)

Primary electives - 58 EC
Secondary electives - 15 EC
Research project - 47 EC

  • Research project: Proposal - 15 EC, WISM105
  • Research project: Thesis - 32 EC, WISM106

All students must follow a seminar (of at least 7.5 EC). This seminar can also be followed while the student is working on the research project.  For students who started before September 2013, the seminar is not mandatory.

Primary/Secondary electives

Primary electives are chosen from the list of mathematics courses; secondary elective courses can be any course from this same list or, if approved by programme director Johan van de Leur, another course on the master level or an internship of 15 EC. Courses to remedy deficiencies are also counted as secondary electives: you can have a maximum of 15 EC of level three bachelor courses to remedy deficiencies.

Programme Mathematical Sciences with profile

Programme for students starting in or after September 2017 (120 EC)

Mandatory courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematical colloquium - 2.5 EC, WISM103
  • Mathematics for Industry - 4 EC, WISM104
  • Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS
  • Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL

Primary electives - 45 EC
Profile - 30 EC
Research project - 30 EC

  • Research project: Proposal - 10 EC, WISM105
  • Research project: Thesis - 20 EC, WISM106

All students must follow a seminar (of at least 7.5 EC). This seminar can also be followed while the student is working on the research project.

Programme for students starting in or after September 2016 and before September 2017 (120 EC)

Mandatory courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematics for Industry - 3.75 EC, WISM101
  • Mathematical colloquium - 3.75 EC, WISM100

Primary electives - 45 EC
Profile - 30 EC
Research project - 30 EC

  • Research project: Proposal - 9 EC, WISM105
  • Research project: Thesis - 20 EC, WISM106
  • Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS & Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL

All students must follow a seminar (of at least 7.5 EC). This seminar can also be followed while the student is working on the research project.

Programme for students starting before September 2016 (120 EC)

Primary electives - 52.5 EC
Secondary electives - 7.5 EC
Profile - 30 EC
Research project - 30 EC

  • Research project: Proposal - 10 EC, WISM105
  • Research project: Thesis - 20 EC, WISM106

All students must follow a seminar (of at least 7.5 EC). This seminar can also be followed while the student is working on the research project.

Profiles

You can combine Mathematical Sciences with one of the three profiles: Educational profile, Complex systems or Applied Data Systems. Here you find more information about the profiles of Natural Sciences.  

Primary/Secondary electives

Primary electives are chosen from the list of mathematics courses; secondary elective courses can be any course from this same list or another course on the master level if approved by programme director. Courses to remedy deficiencies (level three bachelor courses) are also counted as secondary electives. 

Honours Programme Utrecht Geometry Centre

Programme for students starting in or after September 2016 (127.5 EC)

(for more information about the Utrecht Geometry Centre, please visit the website)

Students must follow two seminars in Mathematics and in addition to the programme of Mathematical Sciences students attend the Phd Research Training - 7.5 EC, WISM111. 

The UGC honours programme combined with the double master Mathematical Sciences and Theoretical Physics (172.5 EC if started before September 2016, 187.5 EC otherwise)

Students must follow one seminar in Mathematics and in addition to the programme double master programme students attend the Phd Research Training - 7.5 EC, WISM111. 

Mid-term review

The progress of honours students will be reviewed by the selection committee after 1 year of study. Honours students should have obtained a minimum of 45 EC after one year. Students who do not meet this criterion may be excluded from the honours programme by the selection committee.

Honours Programme Mathematical Sciences & Theoretical Physics

Programme for students starting in or after September 2017 (180 EC)

Mandatory mathematics courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematical colloquium - 2.5 EC, WISM103
  • Mathematics for Industry - 4 EC, WISM104
  • Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS 
  • Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL

Primary electives mathematics - 45 EC*

Mandatory physics courses - 30 EC

  • Quantum Field Theory - 10 EC
  • Statistical Field Theory - 10 EC
  • Student Seminar in Theoretical Physics - 10 EC

Primary electives physics - 30 EC*

Research project - 60 EC

  • Research project: part 1- 15 EC, WISM105 or thesis code of Theoretical Physics
  • Research project: part 2 - 45 EC, WISM106 or thesis code of Theoretical Physics

*Alternatively, students may take 22.5 EC of primary physics courses and 37.5 EC of primary mathematics courses and conduct an additional 15 EC internship or research project. The topic of this internship/research project should be different from that of the research project, and requires approval op both programme directors.

Programme for students starting before September 2016 (165 EC)

Primary electives mathematics - 52.5 EC
Mandatory physics courses - 30 EC
Primary electives physics - 22.5 EC
Research project - 60 EC

Programme for students starting in the academic year 2016 - 2017 (180 EC)

Mandatory mathematics courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematical colloquium - 3.75 EC, WISM100
  • Mathematics for Industry - 3.75 EC, WISM101

The courses Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS and Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL are part of the research project.

Primary electives mathematics

Primary electives are chosen from the list of mathematics courses.

Mid-term review

The progress of honours students will be reviewed by the selection committee after 1 year of study and after completion of part 1 of the research project. Honours students should have obtained a minimum of 60 EC after one year and should be in their second year after completing research part 1. Students who do not meet this criteria may be excluded from the honours programme by the selection committee.

Honours Programme Mathematical Sciences & Climate Physics

Programme for students starting in or after September 2016 (180 EC)

Programme for students starting in or after September 2017 (180 EC)

Mandatory mathematics courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematical colloquium - 2.5 EC, WISM103
  • Mathematics for Industry - 4 EC, WISM104
  • Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS 
  • Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL

Primary electives mathematics - 45 EC*

Mandatory climate physics courses - 37.5 EC

  • Dynamical Oceanography - 7.5 EC
  • Dynamical Meteorology - 7.5 EC
  • Atmospheric Composition and Chemical Processes - 7.5 EC
  • Simulation of Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate - 7.5 EC
  • Making, Analyzing and Interpreting Observations - 7.5 EC

Primary electives climate physics - 22.5 EC*

Research project - 60 EC

  • Research project part 1 - 15 EC, WISM105 or thesis code of Climate Physics
  • Research project part 2 - 45 EC, WISM106 or thesis code of Climate Physics

*Alternatively, students may take 15 EC of primary physics courses and 37.5 EC of primary mathematics courses and conduct and additional 15 EC internship or research project. The topic of this internship/research project should be different from that of the research project, and requires approval op both programme directors.

Programme for students starting before September 2016 (165 EC)

Primary electives mathematics - 52.5 EC
Mandatory physics courses - 37.5 EC
Primary electives physics - 15 EC
Research project - 60 EC

Programme for students starting in the academic year 2016 - 2017 (180 EC)

Mandatory mathematics courses - 15 EC

  • Orientation on Mathematical Research - 7.5 EC, WISM102
  • Mathematical colloquium - 3.75 EC, WISM100
  • Mathematics for Industry - 3.75 EC, WISM101

The courses Master introduction - 0.5 EC, INTRO-GSNS and Dilemmas of the scientist - 0.5 EC, FI-MHPSDIL are part of the research project.

Primary electives mathematics

Primary electives are chosen from the list of mathematics courses.

Mid-term review

The progress of honours students will be reviewed by the selection committee after 1 year of study and after completion of part 1 of the research project. Honours students should have obtained a minimum of 60 EC after one year and should be in their second year after completing research part 1. Students who do not meet this criteria may be excluded from the honours programme by the selection committee.

Other combined master programmes

The OER (art. 3.8 sub c) allows for other combinations of TWIN-programmes. For more information about combined master programmes, see honours.