Master's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (2 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The second-level degree in Mathematics is based on a two-year program, and provides students with advanced knowledge on both theoretical and applied mathematics. The course aims at training highly skilled experts who can apply their knowledge to a highly specialized job market, or to a research activity. The program is also designed for graduates wishing to complete studies in teaching and learning methodologies for the mathematical education. First- level Mathematics graduates, as well as all graduates in scientific, technological, computer science, and engineering disciplines may sustain the admission interview. Professors are involved in high- level national and international research groups and are therefore able to provide a thorough preparation in their respective disciplines, and to offer contacts with public and private research institutions located in the national territory or abroad.

Course content

The first year of the second-level degree in Mathematics is aimed at a deep study of Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Geometry, Probability, Mathematical Physics, and Algebra, with a particular focus on their computational and applied aspects. The courses improve the problem solving skills of the students, who are led to master the tools of scientific research. Advanced courses in Statistics, in I.T. and computation are given in the second year. Students need also select optional courses among a wide range of teaching activities, in order to specialize their training. Courses focusing on teaching methods from a historical, epistemological, and learning points of view are offered. Other optional courses introduce students to scientific research, both on pure and applied Mathematics. Work placements at companies, schools, banks and financial companies are part of the degree program. A significant portion of the curriculum is devoted to the thesis, which allows students to apply their knowledge and skills, along with their own personal talents, to the preparation of an original dissertation.

Career options

The degree in Mathematics can lead to a Ph.D. program in which students become involved in scientific research at the university or with public or private institutions. Graduates can also aspire to managerial roles in highly specialized job markets, or in the dissemination of scientific culture. They can also continue in mathematical specializations in advanced master program or other post-graduate programs. Finally, graduates can apply to the Internship for the Training of Teachers program organized by the Ministry of Public Education of Italy.

After the degree

The master degree in Mathematics allows the enrollment in PhD programs, at national and international levels.

List of single courses taught in English

- Equazioni alle derivate parziali [ credits: 6]
- Geometria combinatoria [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Sergio Polidoro
prof. Sergio Polidoro

The course is managed by the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics