The research-oriented Master of Science programme Mathematics is offered in three fields of study: Mathematics; Mathematics with a non-mathematical major; Business Mathematics. They differ in the possibilities for specialisation within the overall programme.
In the course of the programme, the following areas of research are taught: Algebra; Analysis; Geometry and Approximation; Logic; Numerical Analysis; Optimisation; Stochastics.
Field of study “Mathematics”
In the field of study “Mathematics”, two of the seven areas of research are studied as a major. Choosing a minor from the broad range of fields of study available at the TU Darmstadt is mandatory. Within the Studium Generale, courses from other programmes or language courses can be included into the degree programme, as well. Mathematics, minor and Studium Generale will be studied at a 60:15:10 ratio.
Field of study “Interdisciplinary Mathematics”
In the field of study “Interdisciplinary Mathematics”, only one instead of two mathematical majors is studied, together with additional courses in mathematics. A choice of non-mathematical courses, a minor and the area “Mathematics in a broader context” provide this field's of study interdisciplinary character. Mathematics, major, minor and Studium Generale will be studied at a 40:25:10:10 ratio. Minor and major can be the same.
Field of study “Business Mathematics”
In the field of study Business Mathematics”, only one instead of two mathematical majors is studied, together with additional courses in mathematics. A special emphasis is placed on the two business-relevant areas of Optimisation and Stochastics. In the Non-mathematical courses and in the minor, Economics and Business Information Systems, respectively, are obligatory. ”Mathematics in a broader context" and Studium Generale give this programme an interdisciplinary character as well.