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ALGANT - International Integrated Master course in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The ALGANT - International Integrated Master course in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory from University of Padova was launched in 2005 with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Commission. Throughout the years, the programme has distinguished itself in excellence and is known all over the world.

About

Since its launch in 2005, the ALGANT Master Programme admitted more than 200 students, from over 30 countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Main focus on ALgebra, Geometry And Number Theory.

The ALGANT - International Integrated Master course in Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory at University of Padova is built on wider Master programs in mathematics and our course allows for the choice of optional courses in other areas of mathematics, physics, computer science, and the history and philosophy of science. Still the main focus is on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory because:

  • these are subjects that have a much greater tradition in Europe than anywhere else in the world;
  • some of the most important recent advances in mathematics have taken place in our field and our staff is perfectly in synch with these advances: our departments have a worldwide reputation in these fields;
  • Number Theory is a "royal way" into higher, contemporary mathematics, thus permitting to attract good students who might not have had the necessary formal training at the bachelor level; starting with classical, "concrete" problems, such students will be quickly introduced to the more sophisticated algebraic and geometric techniques that lie at the foundations of so much current work;
  • as is well-known, but still unexpected few years ago, the most recent advances in Algebraic Geometry have led to important applications (cryptography, error correcting codes, etc.); we offer training towards employment in areas were expertise in these fields is necessary for the development of applications.
Acquired competencies and learning outcomes of the ALGANT Master Course.

The students having successfully completed the requirements of the ALGANT program will be well armed to pursue a career in research by preparing a Ph.D. or by directly applying for a job in the many companies that are looking for the know-how we teach. They will be awarded a double degree composed of two nationally recognized degrees issued by the two hosting institutions, completed by a diploma supplement.

The degree obtained is aimed at getting research skills founded on a firm theoretical basis, and the communicative skills necessary to function on the international scene and in teaching. The successful student will be able to apply to high-level Ph.D. programs, but he can also envisage a career as a mathematical researcher outside universities. In particular, an appropriate choice of courses will allow the students to contribute to the applications in fields using technology based on cryptography and coding theory (network security, electronic chips, multimedia and mobile communication industry, etc.). More generally the competencies and learning outcomes acquired with this Master Course are:

  • a good general culture in mathematics and computer science allowing to tackle very varied kinds of problems in different situations;
  • the competence to use a scientific approach to problem solving, be it in fundamental research or for applications;
  • the ability to gather and organize relevant information and to critically scrutinize the result of ones own work;
  • proficiency in English and acquaintance with at least two European languages and cultures; general communicative skills;
  • being able to work in a group as well as autonomously, assuming responsibilities of projects and (small) structures in industry, finance or administration.

Programme Structure

ALGANT consists mainly of advanced courses in the field and of a research project or internship (leading to a master thesis). More precisely courses are offered in: algebra, algebraic geometry, algebraic and geometric topology, algebraic and analytic number theory, coding theory, combinatorics, complex function theory, cryptology, elliptic curves, manifolds. Students are encouraged to participate actively in seminars.

The partner departments offer a compatible basic preparation in the first year (level 1), which then leads to a complementary offer for the more specialized courses in the second year (level 2).

Overall the specialized courses cover a very wide spectrum of subjects.

For more information visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

The ideal candidate must possess an academic degree from a program in mathematics lasting a minimum of three years (Bachelor). A thorough proficiency in English is required. For each student a program will be tailored individually, but every student will have to go through two hosting institutions of the consortium.
Applicants should:
  • have completed a Bachelor of science degree in Mathematics or equivalent with a special focus on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory, with good results;
  • have a thorough proficiency in written and spoken English.
For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Padova

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All students with a bachelor in Mathematics or an equivalent academic study of at least 3 years with a special focus on Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The selection of scholarship students is based on academic merit. Moreover, students that need help covering the tuition fees can apply for the ALExS programme (see hereunder). 

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