M.Sc. Mathematics

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  • 24 months
  • EUR2987 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
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National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) | Moscow, Russia
The programme aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. Students will be prepared for Ph.D. qualifying tests in Algebra, Topology and Analysis, have own research agenda and experience and have teaching experience at university level.
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Description of Mathematics

The programme in Mathematics aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education.

On successful completion of the programme students:

  • will be prepared for Ph.D. qualifying tests in Algebra, Topology and Analysis,
  • will have own research agenda and experience;
  • will have teaching experience at university level.

The M.Sc. programme takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individual Plans of Study (IPS). The IPS includes some mandatory items. However, most courses are student chosen (students can choose from a certain number of special topics courses and a certain number of research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. A presentation of thesis results, in the form of a seminar, is required. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the course project and the Master’s thesis.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 15, 2015. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply before the deadline.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2987 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 2987 Year (EEA)


Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The M.Sc. programme in Mathematics offers a wide range of mathematical courses.

Mandatory courses:

  • Mathematical methods of Science

  • Mathematical Experiments

  • History of Mathematics

  • Graduate students seminar

Optional courses:

  • Complex analysis

  • Ordinary differential equations

  • Introduction to probability

  • Stochastic dynamics and ergodic theory

  • Functional analysis

  • Equations of mathematical physics

  • Partial differential equations and distributions

  • Introduction to dynamical systems

  • Analysis of several complex variables

  • Integrable systems

  • Basic algebra

  • Advanced algebra

  • Basic representation theory

  • Commutative algebra

  • Introduction to number theory

  • Arithmetic/diophantine geometry

  • Logic and computability

  • Lie groups and Lie algebras

  • Sheaves and cohomology

  • Academic Writing

  • Topology I

  • Topology II

  • Riemann surfaces

  • Differential geometry

  • Algebraic geometry: a start-up course

  • Differential topology

  • Symplectic geometry and topology

  • Singularity theory

  • Hodge theory and complex algebraic geometry

  • Riemannian geometry

Research Seminars:

  • Quantum Algebras

  • Mathematics of physical phenomena

  • Convex and Algebraic Geometry

  • Computations in homological algebra

  • Formal language theory

  • Geometric structures on manifolds

  • Geometry and dynamics

  • Homological methods in mathematical physics and representation theory

  • Modern problems in quantum field theory

  • Combinatorics of Vassiliev invariants

  • Weekly seminar of the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications

  • Fundamental ideas of mathematics

  • Basics of algebraic geometry

  • Representations and probability

Requirements for Mathematics

If you do not fill out the online application form, please send the following to inter@hse.ru:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume/CVPlease submit a standard CV, including, at a minimum, your educational achievements, work and research experience, publications (if any), and language knowledge.
  3. Letter of motivation (1-2 pages)

    Please describe a mathematical subject that you find interesting. Also, please include a list of mathematical books and articles that you have recently read and any mathematical events (summer schools, public lectures, special courses, etc.) that you have participated in over the past several years.

  4. Scans of diplomas and academic transcripts

    If you have not yet received your Bachelor’s diploma, please include an official copy of your most recent academic transcript.

  5. Two letters of recommendation (at least one from someone familiar with your academic work)

    Please provide your recommenders with HSE’s letter of recommendation guidelines.

  6. Scan of English proficiency exam results (IELTS or TOEFL)

    Native speakers of English and students who have completed an entire degree exclusively in English do not need to submit proof of their English ability. All other applicants should submit test results no more than two years old.

Work Experience for Mathematics

No work experience is required.

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