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Masters Programmes

The Mathematics Department offers five different two-year Masters programmes in Mathematics:

  • Mathematics International
  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • Economathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Technomathematics

The main differences between the programmes are the possible and required minor (nonmathematical) subjects as well as the focus on the mathematical specialization.

Mathematics International is the Master degree course which is especially designed for international students.  It requires no minor subject and offered a broad mathematical education with a focus on the selected specialization. Participants with a B.Sc. degree from Germany have to spend at least one semester of their Master programme at a partner university abroad.

Already with their application, students choose between one of the following study specializations: 

  • Algebra, Geometry and Computer Algebra
  • Analysis and Stochastics
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Industrial Mathematics: Modelling and Scientific Computing 
  • Optimization

Actuarial and Financial Mathematics focus very strong on financial and actuarial mathematics, statistics, and computational methods. Applications and related lectures in economics are also part of the studies. It is an academic and research oriented programme that conveys the advanced theoretical  background and competence needed for a comprehensive understanding of the more and more complex financial and insurance markets. Also, it establishes a link between mathematics and financial economics.

The other three Master programmes include at least one mandatory minor which is offered in German language.


Every student has to collect 120 - 132 credit points whereof six credits belong to two seminars and 30 credits to the Master's thesis written in the last semester. Depending on the chosen study programme, the remaining credit points must be earned from lectures of the following categories:

Mathematics International

Specialization 36-40 cp
Pure Mathematics 18-21 cp
Applied Mathematics 24-27 cp
Nonmathematical subjects 6-8 cp

Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

Actuarial and Financial Mathematics 53,5 cp
Statistics and Computational Methods 18-21 cp
Financial Economics 13,5 cp
Elective Courses 9-12 cp


Specialization 30-32 cp
General Mathematics 18-21 cp
Economics 18-21 cp
Computer Science 18-21 cp


Specialization 30-32 cp
Pure Mathematics 18-21 cp
Applied Mathematics 18-21 cp
Minor subjects 18-21 cp

Possible minor subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics.


Specialization 30-32 cp
General Mathematics 18-21 cp
Computer Science 18-21 cp
Minor subjects 18-21 cp

Possible minor subjects are Physics, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.