Master's Mathematics


Program type:
Full-time Master's program

Winter and summer term (winter term recommended)

Standard duration of study:
4 semesters, full-time

Language of instruction:
The study program can be completed in English or German.

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Minor subject (optional):
Computer Science

Extracurricular components:
Study abroad (opt.)

PreDoc Program in Mathematics:
Preparation for a future doctorate during the Master's program
Scholarships available for international students
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The Master's in "Mathematics" is a full-time degree program that usually takes two years to complete. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, or an equivalent qualification in a similar field of study.

Aim of the program:
The master's program "Mathematics" is oriented towards students who have special interest in mathematics as a scientific discipline and want to acquire a broad and deep knowledge of the field. To meet this demand, the courses offered address topics that range from pure mathematics to all kinds of practical applications.

Study program:
This program provides the unique opportunity to specialize in a number of areas, such as algorithmic number theory, analysis, dynamical systems, geometry and visualization, mathematical modeling, or mathematical physics. Students may also attend extracurricular seminars to acquire and enhance soft skills, such as speaking and presentation techniques.

Minor subject:
In contrast to the other master's programs offered by the Department of Mathematics, students are eligible to select suitable courses from Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, as well as from a number of other disciplines. Alternatively, students may also obtain all credits from courses offered at this department.

Study abroad:
Students enrolled in this master’s program are given the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters at one of the many partner institutions located in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Students interested in going abroad receive individual counseling and support from experienced departmental coordinators. The recognition of modules completed during a study abroad is subject to special regulations as part of the general examination regulations.

Mathematics graduates can pursue a career in a wide range of professions. Potential employers include universities, research institutes, companies engaged in research and development, administration, as well as small and medium enterprises. Mathematicians typically engage in pure research, or work in software development, management consulting, data security, communication, or information technology.

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Application period:
For winter term:
April 1 - May 31
For summer term:
October 1 - November 30

Admission / Application procedure:
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If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our staff below.

Inquiries about the application procedure:

Dr. Michael Kaplan

Inquiries about academic matters:

Subject academic regulations: Dr. Michael Ritter
Academic counseling: Prof. Dr. Johann Hartl


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