M.Sc. On Campus

Mathematics and Education

Leiden University

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Mathematics and Education MSc programme at Leiden University prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtained the qualifications to be a Mathematics teacher.


What does this master’s programme entail?

The Mathematics and Education MSc programme at Leiden University optimally prepares you to teach the subject of mathematics to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in mathematics. The programme comprises a one-year mathematics component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master’s specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today’s secondary school pupils for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of mathematics.

Why study Mathematics and Education at Leiden University?

  • The specialisation provides you with one year research training in Mathematics where you will study analysis or number theory and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
  • You can tailor your programme based on your ambitions and interests within the research areas analysis or number theory.
  • During your research project you will participate in a research group at the Mathematical Institute where you will work in a multinational environment.
  • During the education component, you receive one-on-one guidance, but you will also meet with colleagues from different disciplines, each with their own knowledge and experience, providing you with a broad view on education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algebraic Curves 
  • Combinatorial Game Theory
  • Complex Networks
  • Linear Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Multiscale Mathematical Biology
  • Probability Seminar
  • Quantum Computing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or in a Mathematics-related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply under the condition that you have accumulated the mathematical background at least equivalent to a Dutch bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
  • The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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