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.

Key data

Type of programme

Master of Science (MSc)

Type of study
  • full-time
Study curriculum

Information on the study curriculum


Information for applicants

Admission regulations:

further information

Start of programme
  • each summer and winter semester
Language of instruction
  • German and English
  • no restriction

Information for enrolment

ECTS credit points


Standard period of study (semester)



Dr. Hartmut Lanzinger

Dr. Hartmut Lanzinger
Dr. Hartmut Lanzinger
Academic Staff
University Ulm
Studienkommission Mathematik und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Helmholtzstraße 18
89081 Ulm
Room: Helmholtzstraße 18 2.24
Telephone: +49 731 50-23515

Further information on the Master in Mathematics


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
  • Analysis
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Numerics
  • Optimisation
  • Stochastics


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.

Career perspectives

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.

Graduate testimonial

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)