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Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #76 (QS) ,
In addition to the qualification objectives of the bachelor’s program, graduates from the Mathematics master’s program at University of Zurich deepen their knowledge of an area of Mathematics by completing a master’s thesis and attending specialized lectures. 

About

Students at University of Zurich are capable of understanding, analysing and applying current research in the field. In addition they can communicate their results in writing and orally. 

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. But we are not usually aware of this because the mathematical knowledge takes place "behind the scenes" as it were. It should not, however, be underestimated. Mathematics is a basic science that is playing an increasingly important role in our society. 

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. 

Career options:

An increasing number of fields (engineering sciences, economics, medicine, etc.) in our world are being "infiltrated" by mathematics and its applications. Which is why the career opportunities for mathematicians and very good and extremely varied. The skills trained and knowledge acquired during your studies lead to a broad spectrum of possibilities. 

Mathematicians are needed, for example, in: innovative high-tech companies companies with a natural sciences or engineering profile software firms or software departments of larger companies insurance companies and banks the teaching profession. Well-trained mathematicians are inestimably important, not least because they ensure the upcoming generation of scientists in information technology as well as engineering and natural sciences. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • In addition to the qualification objectives of the bachelor’s program, graduates from the master’s program deepen their knowledge of an area of Mathematics by completing a master’s thesis and attending specialized lectures. 
  • They are capable of understanding, analysing and applying current research in the field. In addition they can communicate their results in writing and orally. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Besides meeting the formal admission requirements, you must also fulfill the relevant academic admission requirements to be admitted to a Master’s degree program. 

  • Bachelor’s diploma or a degree that is at least equivalent from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at astate-accredited university.
  • The degree program must last at least three years (of regular full-time study: 180 ECTS credits or equivalent workload).
  • The diploma must be state-accredited (no equivalency certificates or university-internal confirmations of the successful completion of interim sections).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1292 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 646 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1292 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 646 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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