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... looks into questions such as ...

  • Why are certain mathematical statements true?
  • How can mathematical hypotheses be proved?
  • Can a mathematical statement be even further generalised?
  • How, exactly, does one define a mathematical structure (as much definition as necessary, as little definition as possible)?
  • How can natural or technological processes be modelled mathematically?
  • Continuous efforts and diligent learning are the only way to success in Mathematics.

    Carolin Kleinsorge, Bachelor's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Mathematics, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it provides a broad range of current and research-focused postgraduate options in mathematics.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Algebra, topology and algebraic geometry
  • Stochastics, statistics and mathematical physics
  • Differential geometry / dynamic systems
  • Complex analysis
  • Numerical mathematics
  • Cryptography
  • Theoretical / practical computer science

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a passion for mathematics
  • stamina
  • sound mathematic knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme


  • logical reasoning
  • penetrating abstract structures
  • solving problems and puzzling over tasks in a team
  • mathematical research

struggle through:

  • the challenge of learning the ropes in current research fields and of developing new ideas in those fields
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (direct access)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • B.A. graduates in the fields of natural science and computer science (possibly subject to restrictions)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the insurance and financial industry
  • in research institutes
  • as corporate consultants
  • in the IT industry, incl. cryptography
  • in interdisciplinary research, e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 1st-4th semester.
Duration: 1-2 semesters

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Mathematik
Building, Room: NA 02/74
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23780
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Mathematik
Building, Room: NA 2/58
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23465
Website Fachschaft


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Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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