M.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
<p> The Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science offers advanced training in these two related areas, as well as in the interface of the two fields in such topics as numerical analysis and algorithms.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

Description of Mathematics and Computer Science

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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. 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.

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Programme outline

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Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science

Required courses and electives, 60 credits

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, 30 credits

Mobility

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.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Teaching
  • Applied research in the private sector
  • Telecommunications
  • Insurance
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies and industry
  • Consulting.

Contacts

Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63

secretariat-etudiants-sciences@unige.ch

Academic advisor:

Mr Xavier Chillier

T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15

conseiller-etudes-sciences@unige.ch

Mathematics section:

Mr Sylvain Sardy

T. +41 22 379 11 42

Sylvain.Sardy@unige.ch

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date September  2015 Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014.
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 15 months
Languages
  • English
  • French
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Required courses and electives, 60 credits

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, 30 credits

Requirements for Mathematics and Computer Science

Required level of French

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application.

Work Experience for Mathematics and Computer Science

No work experience is required.

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Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland The University of Geneva is a French-speaking comprehensive University with a wide range of programmes in English. In addition to its nine faculties, it also boasts six National Centres of Competence in Research (PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Disease, LIVES Overcoming vulnerabilities) and is a co-founder of the Swiss Network for International Studies.