Course structure

Each year of this two-year program is divided into four quartiles (Q1-Q4, and Q5-Q8) and accounts for 60 credits (ECTS). The content depends on the chosen specialization. 

A student can do all core courses and specialization electives in the first year. That holds for students starting in either September or in February. For the majority of students, the international experience consists of either an internship in Q5 or Q6, or following courses during a three-month period, or even one semester in Q5 and Q6. This takes place during the first half of the second year, as the second half is needed for the final project. 

The IAM program participates in the MasterMath ( program, which is a collaboration of all mathematics departments in The Netherlands to jointly offer master courses. Most IAM students will follow two or more MasterMath courses. In particular, the courses offered under the label 3TU are strongly recommended. These are typically offered on Monday. Therefore, all Mondays in Q3, Q4, Q5, and Q6 are reserved for MasterMath courses. 

Course structure 


Core program 

20 – 30  

Individual program 

45 – 55  



Final project