Putting the puzzle together
The majority of graduates from the Bachelor's programme in Mathematics go on to do a Master's - whether at VU Amsterdam, elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad.
While a Master's in Mathematics may be the obvious choice, other popular choices include business analytics, computer science or econometrics.
Having completed your Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, you'll be well equipped for the future - not just in terms of quantitative and critical thinking data-analysis skills, but also problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Historically, all of our graduates have found work extremely quickly - proving just how employable the VU's mathematicians are.
What can you do after your Bachelor’s degree?
Further your education
A Master's in a specialisation that relates to your chosen track is a logical next step for anyone graduating from the Mathematics Bachelor's programme. You could choose from Master's programmes in:
- Business Analytics
- Econometrics and Operations Research
- Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
- Computer Science
- Mathematics Education (in Dutch)
- Physics & Astronomy
- Quantitative Risk Management
- Computational Science
- Quantitative Economics
You can choose for a Master’s programme at other universities as well:
- Actuarial Science
- Statistical Science
- Applied Mathematics
Start your career
With a degree in Mathematics, there are many different directions your career could take you. Your problem-solving and analytical skills will make you an asset in almost any commercial company, government organisation or consultancy. You would be well prepared to work in a diverse range of fields, including financial modeling, option pricing, statistics, IT, data analysis, research and teaching.
Alumni from the programme have landed jobs at consultancies, banks, academic institutions, R&D companies, insurance firms, the Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) and data-science companies like Google, Yahoo or Booking.com. Whatever you choose, we can guarantee it won't take you long to find a job.