Science / Master's degree programme

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (4 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Master's Degree in Mathematics provides students with advanced knowledge on both theoretical and applied mathematics. The course aims at training highly skilled mathematical experts both in the research and application fields, without neglecting students' training in education. The programme is intended not only for Bachelor's graduates in Mathematics, but also for all graduates in Scientific, Technologic, IT, Economics and Engineering disciplines wishing to complete their studies in Mathematics and gain the skills required to enter a highly- qualified job market or continue their studies with a PhD.

Course content

The Master's Degree in Mathematics provides for a deep study of Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Geometry, Probability, Mathematical Physics, and Physics, with a particular focus on their computational and applied aspects. Advanced IT and computational skills are also provided. The training offer also covers a wide range of optional teachings on various aspects ranging from Mathematics education to applied Mathematics. Internships in companies, banks or financial companies, or in schools are also part of the degree programme. A significant portion of the curriculum is devoted to the thesis, which allows students to prepare an original paper.

Career options

Graduates can also strive for taking on managerial roles in highly specialized job markets, or working in the dissemination of scientific culture. They can also continue specialising in Applied Mathematics by enrolling in Vocational (first-level) or Advanced (second-level) Master Programmes or in other high-training programmes. Finally, graduates can get a full teaching qualification by participating in the activities provided by the Teacher Training programme.

After the degree

Master graduates in Mathematics may enrol in a Ph.D. programme in and get involved in scientific research at the university or with public or private institutions.

List of single courses taught in English

- Computational Topology [ credits: 6]
- Introduction to quantum information processing [ credits: 6]
- Numerical Algorithms for Signals and Images Processing [ credits: 6]
- Physics education: Theoretical and experimental methods [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Sergio Polidoro
prof. Sergio Polidoro

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