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Acquire highly appreciated research skills

The large research project you conduct in the second year of this Master's programme, gives you the opportunity to specialize further in one of the following selected areas: algebra, geometry, dynamical systems and analysis, and statistics & probability theory. During your research project you will be supervised by staff members who are experts in one of these areas

The Master's programme Mathematics is closely linked to the Johann Bernoulli Institute (JBI) for Mathematics and Computer Science

The Johann Bernoulli instituut for Mathematics and Computer Science comprises two sections: Mathematics and Computer Science.

The main goal of the JBI is to perform research at a high international level, leading to publications in international scientific journals and a steady stream of highly qualified researchers (at PhD level). The intended audience consists of the academic research community on one hand and social and professional practice (e.g. industry, hospitals and administration) on the other hand. The Institute aims to provide an attractive research environment for graduate students by maintaining a modern infrastructure and by appointing highly competent and active scientific staff members.



  • Testimonial van Stijn de Vos

    Find out more about depression

    'I am exploring statistical models that we can use to find out more about depression, together with other experts such as physicians, psychologists and epidemiologists. This makes the work pleasantly varied.

    During my Master’s programme I specialized in probability and statistics, which is obviously very useful for this job. Thanks to my mathematical background, I learn new techniques easily. What you don’t learn in Mathematics are skills such as meeting and communicating with other scientists. I don’t think you need to offer all these skills in a degree programme; you can learn them by participating in activities outside your programme. I was a member of a study association and a student association, where I learnt organizational skills, and also enjoyed the social side of student life. This was very important for my personal development and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!’

    Stijn de Vos - PhD student with the UMCG's psychiatry department

    – Stijn de Vos
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