Mathematics
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional (not in the 3rd or 4th semester).

Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German, English
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Master’s degree programme in Mathematics enables students to expand on the subject and introduces them to the practice of working independently in science. The main objective of the consecutive degree programme is to qualify students to perform efficient, independent work in the current state of research and in innovative areas of business and technology as well as in all positions of responsibility in the state and society. At Leibniz Universität Hannover, the Master’s degree programme also gives students the opportunity to specialise in line with their individual interests. In this respect, courses are offered in the following thematic areas:

  • Pure Mathematics: Geometry, Analysis. Algebra/Theory of Numbers, Discrete Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics: Stochastics and Financial Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Optimisation

From winter semester 2018/19, it will also be possible to study this degree programme in English, as required.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Areas of Focus

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Application subject, based on student’s choice
  • Geometry
  • Numerical analysis
  • Stochastics
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme is characterised by a specialisation stage and a research stage. During the specialisation stage, students take optional specialist modules worth 60 credit points. Students can choose the mathematics lectures that suit them, taking into account two restrictions: of the total 60 CP, at least 20 CP must be earned in Pure Mathematics and 20 CP in Applied Mathematics.

The research stage is mainly spent writing a Master’s thesis. Topics relevant to current research are tackled in the thesis. It makes sense to prepare the content of the Master’s thesis by choosing appropriate courses at the specialisation stage.

The Master’s degree programme is supplemented by an application subject, enabling students to gain an insight into the tasks and working practices of another subject, and by courses in which they gain key transferable skills.

 

Semester/

Area

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

CP

Optional module 1

4V+2Ü

 

 

 

10

Optional module 2

4V+2Ü

 

 

 

10

Optional module 3

 

4V+2Ü

 

 

10

Optional module 4

 

4V+2Ü

 

 

10

Optional module 5

 

 

4V+2Ü

 

10

Optional module 6

 

 

4V+2Ü

 

10

Key Transferable Skills

 

Seminar

Seminar

 

10

Application subject

Application subjects are: Business Administration, Geodesy, Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics and Economics.

Other subjects are possible on request





20

Master’s thesis

 

 

 

Master’s thesis

30

Recommended Abilities

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a high proportion of mathematical content is recommended and relevant for admission, since no foundation courses whatsoever are offered at the Master’s stage. Further details about the exact provisions are given in the Admission Regulations. Students should have an interest in abstract structures and algorithms, and should be able to think logically.

Career Opportunities

The degree course is research-oriented. A Master’s degree is the requirement for pursuing a doctorate. Mathematicians often work in publicly funded or industrial research laboratories. They also often find employment with banks and insurance companies. Mathematicians are also sought-after employees in IT and management consultancy. They can often be found in areas where complex problems need to be tackled in a structured manner.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Mathematics

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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