Master in Mathematics (M.Sc.)
Extremely fit for research and the economy! This research-oriented degree programme offers numerous options for individual specialisation. With excellent capacity for analytical thought, graduates of Göttingen have been in high demand in various areas of research and the economy for years. This degree also allows students to pursue doctoral studies, for example in one of the interdisciplinary research training groups at the University of Göttingen. This degree programme takes place in an international and interdisciplinary atmosphere which characterises the reputation of Mathematics at Göttingen.
The Master's programme goes beyond the objectives of the Bachelor's programme: Knowledge of the main mathematical disciplines, their interrelationships, handling current mathematical research literature, as well as the ability to scientifically process and depict mathematical problems.
Succesful completion of the Master's programme qualties graduates for:
- mathematical tasks in industry and business for which they are solely responsible,
- heading projects concerning analysing, modelling and solving scientific, economic or technical problems,
- fulfilling planning, developmental and research tasks in business and public institutions,
- occupation as a research employee at institutes of higher education,
- admission to a PhD programme.
The subject in Göttingen, subject areas, research foci
Four specialisations are offered according to the four research foci of the Faculty. Two of the specialisations are based on the fundamentals:
- SP1: Analysis-Geometry-Topology,
- SP2: Algebra-Geometry-Numerical Analysis
and two specialisations are application-oriented:
- SP3: Numerical and Applied Mathematics
- SP4: Mathematical Stochstics.
Teaching at the Faculty of Mathematics is research-oriented and at a high level with a large range of courses offered. The Faculty offers excellent opportunities for doctoral studies, for the most part third-party funded (for example in two research training groups and the doctoral programme). The Faculty of Mathematics takes a leading role in two interdisciplinary centres: the Centre for Informatics and the Centre for Statistics.
Mathematics is always atudied together with a subsidiary subject. Possible subjects are Computer science, Theoretical Physics, Experimental Physics, Astrophysics, Business, Economics and Philosophy. The subsidiary subject may be chosen indendently from the subsidiary subject selected in the Bachelor's programme.
Graduates who have succesfully completed the Master's programme have very good career opportunities in banks, insurance companies, consulting firms and commercial enterprises, in research and development departments of larger firms, in the consulting and sales departments of firms of the technical branch as well as in the data processing and advertising sectors. They are neede in almost all areas in which scientific, economic or technical problems need to be analyzed, modelled and solved.
Last updated May 23, 2016