|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
The degree programmes in Mathematics offer an academic education of high quality, preparing students for a career in research, economics, administration and technology. As central elements of this education, students acquire mathematical ways of thinking as well as the ability to solve mathematical questions both in theory and in practice. In addition to its great importance as an independent discipline, the field of mathematics has had a massive influence on technology, natural sciences and business and economics for a long time. Recently, mathematical methods have also found their way into biology, medicine, psychology and social sciences, and their impact on the development of these disciplines is permanently growing. Due to its universal character, the discipline of mathematics fulfils an integrating function for the single disciplines that are increasingly expanding.
Students have to choose one out of seven areas of specialisation:
Students have to complete the respective core modules and topics courses for their chosen area of specialisation. In addition, students have to complete compulsory modules from other areas of specialisation and further electives. To successfully complete the programme, they have to write a master's thesis and pass a master’s examination.
Due to the universality of this degree programme, graduates have career opportunities in a wide range of specific areas of activity in management or in leading positions, ranging from the technological-scientific field to the commercial and administrative field. Most frequently, mathematicians work in banks or insurance companies, consulting and controlling, information and high technology, software development, as well as market research.