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Master in Mathematics

The Master in Mathematics is currently offering you four options to choose from as you are narrowing down your professional project.

Pure Mathematics



This study track focuses on new techniques and concepts of general mathematics.

It provides a high level of mathematical training and facilitates access to a broad spectrum of careers.

Meet Tiffany Covolo in this video to find out what she likes about the Master in Mathematics and the University of Luxembourg. This 2011 graduate is currently doing research in the Mathematics Research Unit.


Master in Mathematics

Industrial Mathematics

The Industrial Mathematics track offers students the possibility to develop a skill set in mathematical techniques that are strongly needed in industry and were defined in cooperation with the Luxembourg Business Federation FEDIL. 

Mathematics and Education

The Master in Mathematics offers, in line with the Bachelor degree, the 5-year academic education you need to become a secondary school professor in Luxembourg.

Compulsory courses of the programme — totalling 60 ECTS — include:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Probability


The optional courses — totalling 60 ECTS — are a great opportunity for you to take a close look at what the professional challenges in secondary education are. To develop thorough theoretical and practical knowledge in mathematics education, you may for instance choose from the following:

  • A student project (2 ECTS) and a student seminar (3 ECTS)
  • Applied didactics of mathematics that focuses in particular on preparing your entrance competition (3 x 5 ECTS)
  • Internships in secondary schools (2 x 5 ECTS)
  • Educational psychology (2 x 5 ECTS)
  • A Master’s thesis on mathematics related to education (20 ECTS) considering your career plans

Read more about Gilles Moris’ experience. Today, this 2011 graduate is a mathematics teacher at the Atert-Lycée Réiden.

Financial Mathematics

This option provides you with a wide range of mathematical skills used in various financial industry positions. Special emphasis lies on modern stochastic methods used in areas like:

  • Financial modelling
  • Derivatives pricing
  • Hedging
  • Risk management
  • Stochastic optimisation and control

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Master in Mathematics, students should be able to:

  • Prove mastery of mathematical methods
  • Analyse problems of other fields of science and technology, plan strategies for their resolution, and apply notions and methods of abstract and applied mathematics to solve them
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of several areas of advanced mathematics and of their interrelations
  • Approach other related areas of knowledge
  • Apply a wide repertoire of probabilistic concepts and methodologies of modern financial mathematics to real-life problems arising in finance, and formulate appropriate solutions
  • Communicate mathematical information accurately and efficiently both to younger students or the public at large as well as to an expert audience, thus proving in particular excellent knowledge in didactics of mathematics and mathematics education
  • Work independently, as well as in a team, and to function professionally

Contact the Master in Mathematics for further information.

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