If you have come this far, we probably do not need to tell you that mathematics plays a key, strategic and now essential role in tackling the challenges presented by constant social as well as scientific and technological change.
The core training you acquired during the bachelor programme will find particularly fertile ground in the University of Udine’s Mathematics Master Degree, which offers a broad teaching programme orientated in various directions, also with regard to possible employment areas. Indeed, the Programme’s efficient structuring into differentiated tracks is tailored to specific cultural and professional requirements. It therefore opens up a multitude of opportunities, ranging from the established fields of teaching and advanced research to numerous possibilities in the modern fields of finance and applications in industry and services.
What will I study?
The Programme builds core training in the mathematical disciplines and offers specialist courses in pure and applied mathematics, physics, computer science and teaching of mathematics. It is structured over two years and subdivided into five specific tracks:
- Dynamical Systems
- Quantitative Finance
- Mathematics for Applied Sciences, Industry and Services
The tracks share a nucleus of common compulsory courses, designed to consolidate and further develop students’ training in the core sectors. Each track then includes specific courses whose inclusion in the study plan automatically results in its approval. The teaching programme is completed by other free-choice courses of a more advanced nature. By choosing from these, you may complete your training programme according to your interests.
The Programme provides further training autonomy through laboratory activities or internships, which may be with companies and external research centres. These activities and part of the training may also be conducted abroad through Erasmus exchanges or other international programmes. Finally, a significant part of the training is focused on preparation of the degree thesis, another project which may be carried out abroad in collaboration with distinguished and established research partners.
The natural connection between the Master Degree Programme and our PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics and Scuola Superiore (School for Advanced Studies) has the potential to enrich the teaching programme thanks to PhD courses and Advanced courses activated in the relevant disciplinary areas.
What happens after graduation?
The University of Udine provides its Mathematics master degree graduates with training that will enable them to undertake a career in any field requiring strong powers of analysis and deduction, innovative, flexible mental preparation and openness to continual progression in a wide variety of directions.
The traditional job opportunities of school teaching and scientific research are increasingly complemented by continuous entry into the world of public and private employment, typically in managerial and technical roles in a wide variety of areas, from industry to services, biotechnology, the financial markets, big data and logistics management.
In the specific field of teaching, future mathematicians graduating from Udine will possess skills particularly well-suited to secondary school curricula whose mathematics courses often include elements of logic, computer science and modelling, with extensive use of IT tools. The University of Udine prepares students to access secondary school teaching roles via the selection processes required by current legislation, with particular focus on the academic credits required in psychological, anthropological or pedagogical training areas or teaching methodologies.
Finally, recent mathematics graduates may undertake academic careers, in order to become professors or assistant professors, after obtaining the further qualification of PhD. The University provides this opportunity through the interdisciplinary PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Master training at Udine continues, in any case, to guarantee excellent credentials for access to prestigious careers at other Italian and foreign universities as well.