WHY STUDY MATHEMATICS?
This program is unique in the Netherlands because of the strong correlation between theoretical and applied mathematics. A thorough knowledge of fundamental mathematics is needed both for the new mathematical theories we develop and for their advanced application. Accordingly, we equip you with a very solid grounding in theoretical mathematics. Additionally, you will see it applied in practice in many ways. V.U. Amsterdam also offers a track in Biomedical Mathematics. In this track, you will take subjects in the field of mathematics as well as biology, biomedical and other life sciences.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM
In the Mathematics program, you will learn about all important subareas in mathematics, such as analysis, algebra, geometry and probability theory. You will practice abstract thinking as well as discover how to apply fundamental mathematics in practical situations, for instance in the subjects of Modelling, Programming and Statistics. Prior to study period 2 of the first year you will decide whether you want to follow the general track or the biomedical track. In the second half of the Bachelor’s program, you will choose a subject to specialize in. You can also choose to take a minor in a different field of study for a semester.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Joblessness is a rarity among mathematicians: they find jobs in technology companies, banks, ministries, hospitals, consultancy, IT, scientific research and education. Your knowledge of fundamental and applied mathematics as a V.U. mathematician will suit you for a range of jobs. The Biomedical Mathematics track will make you especially appealing as an employee at pharmaceutical companies.
SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible for admission, candidates must have an equivalent qualification of a Dutch pre-university school diploma (VWO). Furthermore, candidates must meet the English proficiency and specific mathematics entry requirements in order to be admitted to the program. Your pre-knowledge in mathematics needs to be comparable to the Dutch VWO-Math B or IB Mathematics Higher Level.
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