Mathematics (Master of Science)
|Degree: Master of Science|
|Duration: 4 Semesters|
|Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a “Bachelor of Science” degree from the same programme (B.Sc. Mathematics) or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here (to be published soon). For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on the Master of Science degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.|
|Admission: As long as the requirements for admission are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.|
Application Deadline and Programme Start: see detailed overview |
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Special Features: —|
The research-oriented Master of Science programme Mathematics offers a broad choice of mathematical areas of specialisation:
- Advanced Courses in Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Approximation, Mathematical Logic, Numerical Analysis, Optimisation, Stochastics: Select two areas for specialisation.
- Seminars or Projects in Mathematics: Select two seminars or one seminar and one project.
- Electives in Mathematics and courses in minors
- Mathematics in a broader context
- Studium Generale
A special Research Project helps to prepare the master's thesis.
Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students
While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates and to analyse the subject based on research. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus.
For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Related Degree Programmes
Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university. Further information on doctoral studies at TU Darmstadt:
Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt (umbrella organisation for promoting early career researchers)
As Mathematics are a fundamental science, graduates of Mathematics are sought after by nearly all economic sectors.
They attend to intra and extra-mathematical problems, collect them, analyse them and treat them with the corresponding mathematical methods. Structured and analytical thinking as well as abstraction abilities are particularly sought after. Complex problems are to be solved with a systematic and target-oriented approach.
The labor market of business, industry, administration and science has a need for highly trained mathematicians in a variety of occupational fields. Insurance companies, banks, market research and polling institutes, consulting firms, software and systems companies, engineering firms or research institutes are among potential employers.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung e.V. (DMV)(German Mathematicians' Association)
Deutscher Verein zur Förderung des mathematischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Unterrichts e.V. (German Association for the Promotion of Mathematical and Scientific Education)