Mathematics and Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • 458
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English, French
The Master in Mathematics and Computer Science takes an in-depth look at the various fields of mathematics, integrating a sizeable component on programming and new computer technologies.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The programme establishes tangible connections between the various theories and methodologies unique to mathematics and computer science. Students are introduced to topics such as modelling, simulation, information management, database design and multimedia security.

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 of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science leads to 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

Students must take 12 semester-long courses, including at least 4 in mathematics and 4 in computer science.

E.g. Geometric Integration, The Ising Model, Number Theory, Knot Theory, Lie Algebras, Probabilistic Algorithms, Parallel Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Multimedia Security

  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Starting in

        Apply until:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

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 EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
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