Mathematics - Master of Science (MSc)
You already have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics or another related subject and want to expand your knowledge? You want to specialise in a particular area of interests? You came to the right place! The Mathematics bachelor's and master’s programmes at Ulm University are consecutive, with the master’s seamlessly building on the bachelor's programme.
It is definitely worthwhile to further your knowledge from your bachelor's degree seeing that mathematics are the nuts and bolts of today's technology and information society. The more comprehensive your mathematical knowledge and experiences are, the better you can contribute in companies or in science to tackle and solve topical problems and questions. A master’s degree also qualifies you for positions with greater responsibilities up to executive levels.
This is not an English-taught programme, there are several modules that must be completed in German. Students who wish to participate in the programme need to proof their German language proficiency.
Master of Science (MSc)Type of study
- each summer and winter semester
- German and English
- no restriction
120Standard period of study (semester)
More about the course
The master's programme teaches in-depth knowledge of Pure and Applied Mathematics. You can mostly select your modules freely and have a choice of specialisation in the subjects:
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Financial Mathematics
The Mathematics master’s programme builds on, expands and deepens the knowledge acquired in the bachelor's programme. You learn how to independently conduct scientific work and can emphasise areas of interest and skills.
The Mathematics master’s programme has no compulsory courses, merely the total amount of credit points (ECTS) in the different areas of examination is determined in the <link en einrichtungen administration dez1 legal-and-organisational-affairs statutes-and-regulations-etc under-and-postfraduate-study-doctoral-degree-habilitation study-and-examination-regulations>examination regulations.
Mathematicians know how to apply, develop and implement mathematical structures and procedures to solve practical problems. In this endeavour, structured and analytical thinking are of great importance. A degree in Mathematics trains these key qualifications particularly.
The Mathematics master’s programme prepares you for a career in financial institutions, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, software enterprises and other areas. It is also the foundation for a doctoral degree.
You should look at your studies as an opportunity to train your abstract thinking. It is not necessarily the examination contents that will help you in your job later on, but the skill to recognise and utilise mathematical correlations.
Dr. Sophie Schmieg, Software Engineer at Google San Francisco
(Diploma and Doctorate in Mathematics)