The Master's programme in Mathematics aims to train application-oriented mathematicians with in-depth knowledge and skills on the basis of a first university degree in mathematics or a mathematical-scientific or technical subject with substantial mathematical content. With the majors Financial and Actuarial Mathematics and Algorithm Engineering, the study program is geared towards a mathematical field of application. The programme is offered both full-time (standard period of study three semesters) and part-time (standard period of study five semesters).

Please note that the lecture language is mainly German.
 

Application deadline

from non-EU countries:
May, 15th of the year in question (Winter semester)
November, 15th of the previous year (Summer semester)
from EU countries:
January, 15th (Summer semester)
July, 15th (Winter semester)

Study time

3 Semester Full-Time | 5 Semester Part-Time

Study title

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Application

Requirements

  • First degree course at a German or comparable foreign university with a standard period of study of at least three years in one of the following subjects: mathematics, technomathematics, business mathematics, financial mathematics, actuarial mathematics, statistics, biomathematics, scientific programming, scientific computing or a comparable subject.
  • Above-average first degree.
  • Participation in an interview to assess the applicant's motivation, personal suitability and language skills
  • Computer science knowledge and skills from the first degree: the applicant is proficient in an object-oriented programming language, can select suitable algorithms and data types for practical tasks and use them for the solution.
  • Knowledge and skills for the chosen specialisation:
  • The candidate for the specialisation in financial and actuarial mathematics is familiar with the basic methods for the mathematical description of financial markets, is familiar with the basic concepts of life insurance mathematics and is able to calculate premiums and actuarial reserves.

Study

Modules of pure and applied mathematics are offered on a scientific basis, computer science modules are to be taken as a subsidiary subject. The teaching of key qualifications is integrated in all courses. With the specialisation to be chosen by the students before the start of their studies, the course of study is geared towards a mathematical field of application. The aim is to deepen and broaden the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's programme. In the offered specializations Algorithm Engineering (AE) and Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (FV), students learn to understand complex relationships and to develop solutions with mathematical methods

Full-time studies

1st academic year Winter semester1st academic year Summer semesterSemester 3
Analytical Number TheoryStochastic AnalysisMaster's Thesis
SeminarNumerical Mathematics

Elective Module Mathematics

Cryptography

Computer Algebra

Special Subject

 

Elective Module Computer Science

Databases II

Datastructures and Algorithms

System Design

Business Intelligence

AE: Project Algorithms EngineeringAE: Pattern Recognition
AE: Models and Methods of OptimizationAE: Geometric Algorithms
FV: Project Financial and Insurance MathematicsFV: Actuarial Mathematics
FV: Finance (Part 1)FV: Finance (Part 2)

 

 

Part-time studies

1st academic year Winter semester1st academic year Summer semester2nd academic year Winter semester2nd academic year Summer semesterSemester 5
Analytical Number TheoryNumerical MathematicsSeminar

Stochastic Analysis

Master's Thesis
 

Elective Module Mathematics

Cryptography

Computer Algebra

Special Subject

Elective Module Computer Science

Databases II

Datastructures and Algorithms

System Design

Business Intelligence

 

 

AE: Project Algorithms Engineering AE: Models and Methods of OptimizationAE: Pattern Recognition
 AE: Geometric Algorithms
FV: Project Financial and Insurance Mathematics FV: Finance (Part 1)FV: Actuarial Mathematics
 FV: Finance (Part 2)

 

 

Prospects

The Master's programme in Mathematics prepares students for management and development tasks and opens the door to the higher service. After successful completion of the course, there are a wide range of job opportunities with very good career prospects in banks and insurance companies, building societies, IT and telecommunications companies, statistical offices, research and development departments of industry and commercial enterprises as well as software houses and management consultancies. The degree qualifies for a possible doctorate.

International Partner Universities

For students of the Master's programme in Mathematics, there are contacts to partner universities worldwide. The International Office of the university is at your disposal for the preparation and planning of a semester abroad.