Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Mathematics

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8208
Course class LM-40 - Mathematics
Years in which the programme is being held 1st and 2nd year
Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The study plan includes two curricula:

- Curriculum: Teaching

- Curriculum: General and Applicative

Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Marilena Barnabei
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Access requirements to the Programme
To benefit from a Master's degree programme in Mathematics one needs to have acquired:
- university-level knowledge of mathematics
- university-level knowledge of physics
To join the Master's programme one needs at least one of the following curricular requisites:
1. To have a degree in one of the following classes or possess a qualification gained abroad and recognised as appropriate:
• ex D.M. 270:
- L-35 Mathematics
- Any degree in the Class L-30 Physical Science and Technology
• ex D.M. 509/99:
- Class 32 Mathematics
- Any degree in the Class L-25 Physical Science and Technology.
• Previous four-year system: Degree in Mathematics, Degree in Physics, Degree in Astronomy.
2. To have gained at least 12 credits in one or more of the following scientific subjects:
FIS/01-FIS/08, INF/01, ING-INF/05, at least 6 of which in sectors FIS/01-FIS/08
and have gained at least 36 credits in one or more of the following scientific subjects:
MAT/02 Algebra
MAT/03 Geometry
MAT/05 Mathematical Analysis
MAT/06 Probability
MAT/07 – Mathematical Physics
MAT/08 Numerical Analysis
MAT/09 Operations Research
If the student fails to satisfy the above requirements 1 and/or 2 his admission to the Master's degree programme is conditioned to having the necessary knowledge as assessed by an interview with a specific Committee according to the criteria and the procedure set by the Degree Programme Board and posted on the University Portal (
In any case, a student may join the Master's degree programme only if he can demonstrate appropriate personal background knowledge. This will be ascertained by the Committee through the examination of the student's CV, followed possibly by an interview, according to the criteria and the procedure set by the Degree Programme Board and posted on the University Portal (

For international students applying for study grants (usual deadline in May) the Degree Programme Board may decide to fix a specific session and appoint a Committee in order to check the suitability of their academic background for their admission to the programme.

Programme profile

A Master's degree programme in Mathematics aims to give graduates a specific high-level knowledge of mathematics that will qualify them for: a job in the working world; further scientific and professional training through top-level studies (PhD, second-level University Masters, Post-Graduate School); a career as mathematics teacher in high school (after graduates have qualified as teachers and passed the selection required by law). A Master's graduate in mathematics will be an expert in a range of cutting-edge scientific fields. Since the programme offers different curricula and several elective courses, students may enhance the programme towards pure or applied mathematics. One learning outcome will be for the student to go on to a PhD programme in mathematics or some related subject, leading to involvement in research at the university, in a research institute or in industry. Moreover, with the in-depth methodological and scientific knowledge in all mathematical areas, involving both application and theoretical aspects, this degree programme allows for good opportunities of finding a job in industry and in the service sector. Master's graduates are trained to study and analyse phenomena and solve complex problems by scientific methods. They can also fit into other working environments, besides the strictly scientific areas, where planning and managerial skills are required.

Expected learning outcomes

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International mobility

Students are offered a series of opportunities of carrying out exchanges programs due to the various existing agreements with foreign universities. For information about the programs you can contact:
International student office

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

Scientific Secretariat
Department of Mathematics
Piazza Porta San Donato 5
40126 Bologna
Tel. 051/2094852


Adele Veschetti

Eleonora Fontana

Pasquale Cascarano