Mathematics (Master)

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The degree programmes in Mathematics offer an academic education of high quality, preparing students for a career in research, economics, administration and technology. As central elements of this education, students acquire mathematical ways of thinking as well as the ability to solve mathematical questions both in theory and in practice. In addition to its great importance as an independent discipline, the field of mathematics has had a massive influence on technology, natural sciences and business and economics for a long time. Recently, mathematical methods have also found their way into biology, medicine, psychology and social sciences, and their impact on the development of these disciplines is permanently growing. Due to its universal character, the discipline of mathematics fulfils an integrating function for the single disciplines that are increasingly expanding.

The primary language of instruction of the degree programme is English. Therefore, students must have English skills corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 821

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination


Study Programme

Students have to choose one out of seven areas of specialisation: (1) Arithmetics, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics (2) Analysis (3) Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing (4) Biomathematics (5) Geometry and Topology (6) Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science (7) Stochastics and Dynamical Systems. Students have to complete the respective core modules and topics courses for their chosen area of specialisation. In addition, students have to complete compulsory modules from other areas of specialisation and further electives. To successfully complete the programme, they have to write a master's thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Geometry
  • Stochastics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Algebra
  • Combinatorics

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Due to the universality of this degree programme, graduates have career opportunities in a wide range of specific areas of activity in management or in leading positions, ranging from the technological-scientific field to the commercial and administrative field. Most frequently, mathematicians work in banks or insurance companies, consulting and controlling, information and high technology, software development, as well as market research.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

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Career Tracking of Graduates

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