Applied Mathematics

Master's programme

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Programme structure

The two-year Master’s in Applied Mathematics is a programme with a strong international orientation and is taught entirely in English. Its educational profile is characterized by its two specializations and an emphasis on mathematical modelling. Each specialization is taught by a different research group and, during the final phase of the programme, you will operate as a junior member of the research group associated with your specialization.

Study-schedule

The programme is organized in semesters. Each semester contains 20 weeks, and is subdivided in quartiles. The unit of credit is the European Credits (EC). One EC stands for 28 hours of study-load. An academic year counts 60 EC. The master’s programme is 120 EC.

Year 1

While your choice of courses is restricted to some extent, the programme offers ample opportunity to take electives. In addition to courses at the University of Twente, you can also opt for courses offered by a nationwide consortium: mastermath.nl. Your choice of electives will partly depend on which specialization you choose. You can also put together a personalized Master’s programme, subject to the approval of your thesis supervisor and the Board of Examiners. All in all, the Master’s in Applied Mathematics offers you plenty of scope to tailor the programme to your own individual wishes and interests.

Year 2

Your second year starts with an internship, a period of practical training that takes place outside the university and even abroad in many cases. The internship has a workload of 20 credits and is often carried out abroad. The remaining 40 second-year credits are devoted to your Graduation Project, which includes a literature review. You can also opt to obtain a teaching qualification by choosing the educational track. In that case, you will do your internship at a designated secondary school and your electives will consist of pedagogical and didactical subjects. This specialization is only available to students who have completed an educational minor as part of their Bachelor’s programme.

Obtain a teaching degree together with your Master’s

You can also opt to obtain a teaching qualification by choosing the education track. In this case, you will go on your internship at a designated high school and your electives will consist of pedagogical and didactical subjects. This specialization is available to students who previously completed a similar course in their Bachelor’s programme.


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