Master's Degree

Welcome to the homepage of the Master's Degree Course in Mathematics!

Students who wish to enrol here in Pisa for the Master's Degree in Mathematics can choose from one of the five areas on offer: applied, educational, general, modelling, or theoretical. These consist of core institutional courses, which provide a systematic description of the basic ideas of the main branches of mathematics (algebra, geometry, teaching, mathematical analysis, probability, mathematical physics, numerical analysis; with a selection of these topics which depends on the chosen curriculum). However, within each of these areas of study, students can also select from several thematic courses based on more recent and advanced topics (also in the areas of logic, history of mathematics and operational research, which are not covered in the institutional courses). These courses are often held by professors of the Department of Mathematics (or the Department of Computer Science for operational research) who also conduct leading international research studies in their particular field of specialization. Moreover, thanks to the long and stable connections with the Scuola Normale Superiore, our students can insert some courses offered by the Scuola Normale in their programmes of study.

After obtaining a Master's Degree, students may continue with a PhD course, of which the University of Pisa offers an ample selection, or enter the world of work where their in-depth skills are very appreciated.

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Glimpses of the Course of Study:

  • the course is demanding, but it rewards with in-depth skills that are very appreciated in the job market and form an ideal basis for a follow-up PhD course;
  • a student can choose among five curricula: applied, educational, general, modelling and theoretical;
  • there are many active international agreements, including Erasmus and double degrees, so it is possible to enrich one's education with a period of study abroad, or even obtain two degrees (more info at the international page).

We suggest to see here the pages "Jobs for mathematicians", "Mathematicians at work" and "Employment statistics" in the "Outgoing" section to whom looks for further inspiration, motivation or just information on the employment prospects.

All the information about enrolling, including possible scholarships, is available in the menu. In particular, for the Academic Year 2021/22 our Master's Degree Course is granted 5 INdAM scholarships, of which at least 3 intended for female students: see this page for more information.

Students of the Course of Study will find in the menu detailed information useful during their studies (e.g. how to submit a Programme of Study and the application for the final exam, but also info about lectures and exams). Moreover, it is possible to consult the Regulations (in Italian only).

Finally, a section of the menu is dedicated to the governing bodies (Course of Study Council, Committees), with the relative resolutions and the minutes of their meetings, and to the quality certification.

Happy surfing!