The Mathematics programme aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education.
Upon successful completion of the programme students:
- will be prepared for PhD qualifying tests in Algebra, Topology and Analysis,
- will have their own research agenda and experience;
- will have teaching experience at university level.
The MSc programme takes two full years of study. All MSc students complete their Individual Plans of Study (IPS). The IPS includes some mandatory items. However, most courses are chosen by the student (students can choose from a certain number of special topics courses and a certain number of research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. A presentation of their thesis results, in the form of a seminar, is also a requirement. Every MSc student has a faculty advisor who supervises the course project and the Master’s thesis.
Applicants can expect to:
- Learn from leading experts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
- Take advantage of a great variety of mathematical events happening in Moscow, a world famous mathematical centre
- Choose to combine our MSc programme with international MSc or integrated graduate programmes
- Take advantage of our student exchange programmes with universities in Europe and Japan
- Choose from a wide range of special topics courses and research seminars
- Continue their research in our PhD programme or in any international PhD programme in Mathematics (This year our first class of six MSc students entered their second year and already they have received offers from the Universities of Princeton, Bonn, Hanover and Nice )
- Benefit from a uniquely stimulating, dynamic and supportive learning environment
- Discover the rich and fascinating cultural life of Moscow
- Apply for Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships
- Apply for travel grants
The Faculty of Mathematics has a 4-year PhD programme that is free for everybody. Students who wish to enter this programme are required to pass an entrance exam.
International PhD programmes in Mathematics are also offered by the Institute of Information Transmission Problems and the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (both institutes being located in Moscow). They are focused on fundamental and applied research.
For additional information on the MSc programme in Mathematics, contact the MSc programme coordinator Vadim Vologodsky, email@example.com