Teaching method

Whenever possible, teachers in the School of Mathematics give priority to close supervision: small-group work, individual tuition, rapid and personalised feedback on activities, active participation of students in the School’s teaching decisions. All the courses in the programme contribute to the acquisition of skills such as the capacity for abstract thinking and for reasoning. Other skills (aptitude for communication, independent learning, document research) are especially exercised in seminars specific to the focuses (where students are responsible for work progress), in work linked to the preparation of the dissertation. The interdisciplinary character of the programme is reinforced by the presence in the options of courses taken from the Masters programmes in physical sciences, in statistics and biostatistics, in actuarial science and in applied mathematics.