Mathematics is a major cultural science with a history dating back to ancient times. However, it is also the driving force behind many modern technologies and has become a key technology in the Information Era. This fact contradicts the public image of mathematics, which is often seen as a closed world of theorems and arithmetic formulae. However, there are mathematical methods and processes behind issues and problems such as data compression and data safety, traffic control, the optimisation of financial instruments and non-destructive medical techniques. These processes give rise to a vivid science with many unsolved problems and an enormous impact on applications.
Studying mathematics is highly appealing and a great intellectual challenge. It can help you prepare for a career as a mathematician in business and industry and as a mathematics teacher.
Students on the Master of Science course build on the skills learned in the Bachelor’s programme by acquiring the following:
• knowledge of the main mathematical disciplines, their methodological approaches and their interrelations,
• an insight into up-to-date research results and the significance of these,
• the ability to deal with a comprehensive mathematical task independently in a Master thesis,
• the skills needed to work as a mathematical assistant or employee in an academic institution,
• the basis for a PhD.
- B.A. in mathematics or a degree in a subject that focuses on technical mathematics, business mathematics or IT mathematics;
- Applicants without a bachelor's degree in mathematics must demonstrate equivalence knowledge in Analysis, Linear Algebra, Stochastics, numerical analysis and discrete mathematics and beyond in-depth study in a mathematical area totalling at least 18 CP.
Admission may be granted to the condition of the provision of additional coursework and module examinations from the Bachelor's degree programme with a maximum amount of 60 CP. These courses are not part of the Master's examination. If the requirement is not complied with within the time limit set by the Admission Committee, admission shall be revoked.
- Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills.
If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 150 credit points. This provisional certificate must be issued by an officer authorised to award grades or issue certificates.
Also, a confirmation of the Bachelor's thesis' advisor stating the start of the Bachelor’s thesis and a confirmation of enrolment is requested. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis.
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
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