Program structure – Master of Science Mathematics

In the degree program “Master of Science Mathematics”, students have the chance to enhance what they learned during their Bachelor’s degree program and specialize in one specialist field of mathematics. The degree program lasts four semesters (standard period of study) and is concluded with a scientific Master’s thesis.

During your first three semesters, you must complete two advanced modules from various mathematical branches (A/B/C). Upon completion of these modules, you will need to register for a specialization module in order to specialize in one particular mathematical branch in preparation for your Master's thesis. In addition, you must attend two advanced seminars, both of which should also cover different mathematical branches. You may select four supplementary modules (specialist lectures) of your choice from any of the mathematical branches, making sure that you have covered all three branches by the end of your degree. Your Master’s thesis and final oral examination are scheduled for the third and fourth semester.

Mathematical branches (A/B/C) included in this degree program:

(A) Algebra, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory

(B) Differential Equations, Global Analysis, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Differential Geometry, Mathematical Physics

(C) Numerical Analysis, Stochastics

Advanced modules

First to third semester

  • Attendance of two advanced modules from different mathematical branches (lectures and exercises)

Specialized module

First to third semester

  • Specialization in a branch of mathematics and preparation for the Master’s thesis (lecture and practice class)

Advanced seminar

First to third semester

  • Attendance of two advanced seminars from different branches of mathematics

Supplementary modules

First to fourth semester

  • Attendance of four specialist lectures that cover the three branches of mathematics (lectures)

Final module

Third to fourth semester

  • Master's thesis and final oral examination

Detailed information on modules and courses is provided in the respective examination regulations and module catalog. All documents are available in the download center.