Master's in Mathematics

Master of Science in Mathematics, 90 ECTS

EPFL is a leading center for mathematical education and research. It includes three institutes and a research center devoted to the major areas of pure and applied mathematics. The research program in mathematical sciences has a strong international reputation. Collaborations with research groups and other universities offer interesting interdisciplinary challenges.

Program's Objectives

The level and variety of subjects studied provide mathematicians with an excellent command of fundamental mathematical tools and abstract reasoning. The core subjects of study are analysis, algebra, geometry, topology and number theory. The Master of Science in Mathematics offers a high level of education, either in pure mathematics or in applied mathematics.

Having a strong background in analysis, abstraction and reflection is necessary to solve complex problems. Graduates in mathematics are therefore highly esteemed professionals. They will be qualified for various careers in private companies, governmental institutions or in academia.

This Master’s program also provides a solid foundation for students planning to follow a PhD program in mathematics.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics by a recognized university with excellent results. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in physics or fields close to mathematics may also be accepted. Candidates might be required to take extra courses from the Bachelor’s degree in mathematics.


Teaching Language

English, with a few optional courses in French.

Program's Structure

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You will find the complete curriculum, a list and description of courses, and other detailed info about the program on the Mathematics section’s specific pages.

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