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Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #54 (ARWU) ,
Defining mathematics is an art in itself because it is both concrete and abstract. We come up against mathematics in everything we do: when we make a phone call, drive a car, in the library, at the bank, in a doctor's practice. 

About

Mathematics is a fascinating network of theories, statements, propositions and methods that are logically combined with one another. The challenge lies in analysing this network and discovering new relationships that are significant for the advancement of mathematics itself or their application in science and technology.

Educational goals

Mathematics studies at the University of Zurich teach fundamentals in the central fields of modern mathematics. You will learn how to use mathematics to solve new problems and express complicated issues clearly and in a structured manner in the language of mathematics. During the mathematics degree course you will learn:

  • your capacity for abstract thought and structured thinking
  • how to come to terms quickly with problems and develop efficient methods for their solution
  • how to employ mathematical processes and methods to solve practical problems

All of these are properties that are in great demand both within and outside mathematics. But you will also come into contact with the latest computer technology during mathematics studies. For example, you will learn how to implement solution methods in a programming language on computers. And you will gain an insight into many other disciplines through the wide choice of minor subjects.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

The following academic degrees exempt the holder from having to pass any further examinations for admission to the a Master’s degree course:

  • A Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich, whereby the Faculty determines which types of the Bachelor's degree are required for admission to the respective Master's degree courses.
  • Corresponding degrees of Swiss and foreign universities which are generally recognized by the Faculty, or recognized by subject. In terms of paragraph 1, such degrees are reviewed according to the stipulations of § 3 of the Bologna guideline of the Swiss University Conference.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1318 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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