Master in Mathematics

General

Program Description

The Master’s degree program in Mathematics teaches students advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of (Applied) Mathematics and Statistics. Students learn from renowned scientists and experienced practitioners from the field of Mathematics in small, manageable groups. Specializations are possible in the following focus areas:

  • Applied Analysis
  • Applied Statistics
  • Discrete Mathematics

The in-depth specialization is based on a prior common mathematical foundation across all three areas.

Students can acquire an additional application-oriented qualification by taking the extension subjects Informatics and Information and Communications Engineering.

This education provides students with the in-depth qualifications necessary to be deployed in the finance and insurance sector, in high-tech companies, in the consultancy branch, in the medical and pharmaceutical field, and also in research and post-secondary education.

Main entrance University of Klagenfurt (c) aau/Daniel Waschnig

Particularities

Practical training and excellent teaching represents the core of the Master’s degree program in Mathematics. Students can study interactively and gain admittance to courses without frustrating waiting times. Internationally renowned scientists share their cutting edge knowledge with their students. There is a pronounced practical relevance thanks to the extension subjects Informatics and Information and Communications Engineering.

The campus in Klagenfurt offers excellent supervision arrangements and small seminar groups. Students can get in touch with their lecturers personally and it is quick and easy to find friends and establish connections here!

Study objectives

After completing their studies, graduates of the Master’s degree will be able to abstract problems that arise in practice, to subsequently formulate mathematical models, to address this using the techniques they have learned and to discuss the resulting solutions in an interdisciplinary context.

They can analyze, simulate, evaluate, and implement accordingly, using modern symbolic as well as numerical tools. In the academic field, the degree program conveys a sufficient degree of familiarity with modern mathematical methods, so that current research questions can be appropriately addressed.

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree program in Mathematics or a degree program of equivalent academic value at another post-secondary educational institution.

Careers and occupational profiles

The expertise acquired during the course of the degree program enables graduates to work autonomously in a broad professional field.

They are qualified for work in the following areas:

  • Development in technical companies
  • Software development
  • IT
  • Business mathematics and risk management in the banking and insurance sector
  • Data security
  • Professional activities in educational institutions
  • Environmental technology
  • Biomathematics in the clinical and pharmaceutical sphere
  • Civil engineering

Campus and student life

There’s more to student life than lectures and exams. The University of Klagenfurt is located in western Klagenfurt, close to Lake Wörthersee. The university is one of the few campus universities in Austria and enjoys excellent transport links with Klagenfurt city centre. There are also a large number of restaurants and housing options in the area surrounding the campus. Since 2007, the campus has also been home to Austria’s most contemporary University Sports Institute (USI), which has an area of 1156 m² available for sporting activities. The USI offers a wide range of sports on campus, as well as a variety of sports camps all across Europe.

Lake and mountains at Worthersee Karnten Austria. View from Pyramidenkogel tower on lake and Klagenfurt the area.

What other campus offers you the chance to

  • hike and ski in the mountains within 30 minutes?
  • swim in the Italian seas within two hours?
  • be at the Venice Biennale within two and a half hours?
  • stroll through the Old Town in Rovinj, Croatia, in three hours?
Last updated November 2019

About the School

The Faculty of Technical Sciences has been in existence since 2007, with the Department of Informatics being founded as early as 1986 and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics being established ... Read More

The Faculty of Technical Sciences has been in existence since 2007, with the Department of Informatics being founded as early as 1986 and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics being established in 1974. The Faculty comprises nine departments at present. Read less