Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • French
University of Geneva ,
The Master in Mathematics is an extension of the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, which gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of the research areas of the Mathematics section (algebra, analysis, geometry, topology, mathematical physics, probability and statistics, numerical analysis).
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The programme offers two streams: the “research” stream includes advanced courses for specialisation in a chosen field; the “general” stream allows students to broaden the scope of their degree by choosing electives offered by other university sections or departments. Through this programme, students will learn to use the mathematical tools that are now essential in research, industry, economics and finance.

Available Concentrations:
  • Research
  • General
Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.The Master in Mathematics opens up a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:
  • Applied research in the private sector
  • Telecommunications
  • Insurance
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies and industry
  • Consulting
  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Required courses and electives

  • Electives or advanced courses

E.g. Knot Theory, Optimisation, Tropical Geometry, Fundamentals of Mathematical Finance

  • Seminar

E.g. Algebra, Geometry and Combinatorics, Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Physics

  • Reading project

Enables students to begin specialising in the field chosen for their Master’s dissertation


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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A Bachelor in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 458 International
  • EUR 458 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.


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