Master's degree in Mathematics



Modern Industry and Research are requiring ever greater Mathematical skills. This Master’s Degree, as is the case for all the best programmes, is entirely in English. Many classes will be given by external professors coming from our partner institutions, among the best ranked in Europe. There are two options: the first is to follow the programme in Applications, which is designed to prepare the student for a professional career, based on a providing a strong background in Modelling and Numerical Methods in the fields of Industrial Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Data Science, Decision Science, Financial Mathematics and Cryptography. Alternatively one may follow the Teacher Preparation Programme. Individual programmes may be personalized by taking courses at the University of Trento, with which we have a convention, or by taking part in the international exchange programs Erasmus+, Worldwide Study and Erasmus+ for Traineeship. Our Master’s Degree is a teaching centre for the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI). Indeed, by choosing the appropriate courses it is possible to get the “ECMI Certificate” upon graduation. It is also possible to have an Internship at important national and international Banks and  Insurance Companies, as well as in Research laboratories and Schools. These aspects of the Degree give graduates a competitive edge for their future careers, be it in the Job Market, or for a continuing Academic career.
Studies by Alma Laurea and other international institutions show that there is a strong demand for Applied Mathematicians with a good background in Probability, Modelling and Computations and these are highly sought after, both in Europe and elsewhere.
A graduate of the Master’s Degree in Mathematics at the University of Verona will be well prepared for employment in Banks, other Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies, as well as in the Research and Development Offices of companies and other public and private Institutions (data analysis, software development, cryptography and information security, analysis and modelling of biomedical processes, methodologies and technology for Industry 4.0 …) at both the national and international level.
The graduate will be able to successfully continue in a Doctoral Programme in Mathematics, or, with the appropriate choice of courses, in Computer Science, Statistics, Economics and Finance, Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences, either in Italy or abroad. Alternatively, the graduate may decide to complete their Teacher Training by following the appropriate government licensing procedures.
Referent: Prof.ssa Francesca Mantese
Degree representative: Prof.ssa Francesca Mantese
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Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS)

As part of the Quality Assurance system, complete, updated and easily available information on objectives, study plan, resources used and results achieved for each degree programme is made available through the SUA-CdS - Scheda Unica Annuale del Corso di Studio (Degree programme annual factsheet). This includes an Overview and three public sections (Learning Objectives, Student Experience, Learning Outcomes) which together provide a wide range of information about each degree programme. The SUA-CdS also contains an administrative section (Administration and Quality Management) that is for internal use only.

The Degree programme annual factsheet (SUA-CdS), which is currently available only in Italian, is a valuable tool that can be used by the University to design, implement and reorganise, as well as to evaluate, each degree programme. However, the SUA-CdS factsheet is also useful for students, to help them choose the right programme of study.

Course details

Postgraduate and Master's programmes
2 years
Degree class
LM-40 - Classe delle lauree magistrali in matematica
Supervisory body
Mathematics Teaching Committee
Programme Director
Francesca Mantese
Amministrazione Collegi del Dipartimento di Informatica
Teaching and course administration
Operational unit Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit
Learning outcomes
The specific goal of the programme, consistent with the general objectives of the LM40 class, is to offer an advanced preparation in the area of Mathematics, available to both Italian and foreign students, as it is delivered entirely in English. The programme has two concentrations (“education” and “applied”).
The Education Concentration is based on the Foundations of Mathematics relevant to the preparation of Highschool teachers, while the Applied Concentration is based on the Mathematics most important for modern Applications and that best equip the student for a professional career. It is designed to give an in-depth Mathematical background with an emphasis on the subjects that are necessary for advanced applications of Algebra, Geometry, Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Physics and Numerical Analysis. The programme is structured to begin with a core of in-depth, traditional Foundational courses. Problem solving will be an important aspect of these courses. The programme is completed by a collection of courses on more specific topics, designed to prepare the student for the currently most active research areas in the field.
The Education Concentration emphasizes the teaching of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Modern Physics both from the theoretical and practical/laboratory points of view. The Psychology of Education is also included. In the Applied Concentration there are advanced courses both theoretical (for example in Pure Algebra and Analysis) and applied , on Financial Mathematics, Scientific Modelling in Physics and Biology, Data and Image Processing, with an emphasis on computational aspects. An extensive choice of internships in either schools, industry, research institutes here in Italy or else study periods abroad at one of our prestigious partner institutions allows the student to round-off his/her studies with a useful, interesting experience that will be of great value to a future professional career. We also remark that, although the programme is a natural continuation of the L35 degree, it is structured in such a way to be accessible to students with a similar undergraduate degree that wish to continue their study of the aspects of Mathematics that are fundamental for the Applied Sciences. Exams are in general traditional, i.e., often involving both a written and oral component. In special cases they may also be based on homework assignments, special projects, seminars, and/or an internship.
Career prospects
Job Description: The degree prepares the student for the profession of: Mathematician, Financial Analyst, Statistician, Software Analyst/Developer, Systems Analyst.

Job Skills: The student with a Master’s degree in Mathematics will be well prepared for a professional career due to his/her in-depth background in theory, modelling and numerical calculation. He/she will be able to adapt to new situations and problems, learning independently whatever new material is required. He/she will be well prepared to pursue a Doctoral degree in Mathematics and also in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics and Economics, either in Italy or abroad. Moreover, he/she could easily complete the government accreditation procedures for Highschool teachers.

Career Opportunities: As confirmed by recent surveys completed by AlmaLaurea, there is a strong demand, both in Europe and internationally, for applied mathematicians with a good background in probability, modelling and numerical computation. Graduates of the Masters Programme in Mathematics of the University of Verona, will be able to find employment in national or international Financial Institutions, Banks, Insurance Companies, as well as in industry Research and Development departments (analysis and development of software, cryptography and security, virtual experimentation, public or private scientific laboratories, development and analysis of biomedical models). They will be able to work independently and/or in teams with experts of other scientific disciplines providing, in particular, modelling and computational expertise.
Main Department
Computer Science
Macro area
Sciences and Engineering
Subject area
Sciences and Engineering
Double Degree
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