(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional (not in the 1st or 2nd semester).

Course Start
Winter semester
Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The main aim of the Bachelor’s degree programme is to provide students with a scientifically oriented grounding. On the basis of foundation courses, students on the Bachelor’s degree programme in Mathematics gain an overview of the entire spectrum of mathematics. The diversity of mathematics at Leibniz Universität Hannover is reflected in the extensive range of advanced courses, enabling students to pursue modules in an area of specialisation later on in the programme and, if desired, at the Master’s stage. Potential specialisation modules are structured into the following thematic areas:

Pure Mathematics: Geometry, Analysis. Algebra/Theory of Numbers, Discrete Mathematics

Applied Mathematics: Stochastics and Financial Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Optimisation

The aim of the Bachelor’s degree programme is to enable graduates to enter a profession or to proceed to a subsequent Master’s degree Programme.

Course Content

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

The first three semesters are dedicated to completion of the foundation stage. First of all, students deal with algebra and analysis; the foundation area is then supplemented by stochastics and numerical analysis. As a general rule, students explore the material in study groups and then complete problem sheets and tests. Students can then choose to expand on the foundation stage in their area of specialisation.

From the third semester onwards, students additionally take a so-called application subject, worth 18 credit points, enabling them to gain an insight into the tasks and working practices of another subject area. Standard subjects include Business Administration, Computer Science, Philosophy and Physics. However, other subjects are also possible, depending on the student’s individual timetable.

The Bachelor’s thesis, written at the end of the programme, should demonstrate the student’s ability to independently tackle a problem from the field of mathematics based on scientific methods within the space of three months. Attendance of a seminar in the fifth semester is also part of the Bachelor’s thesis. The topic of the Bachelor’s thesis usually evolves from this seminar.


  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6 CP
Foundations Analysis I
10 CP, SL, PL
Analysis II
10 CP, SL, PL
(Analysis III
10 CP, SL, PL)
Stochastics I
10 CP, SL, PL
Analysis III
10 CP, SL, PL
Linear Algebra I
10 CP, SL, PL
Linear Algebra II
10 CP, SL, PL
Algebra I
10 CP, SL, PL
    Numerical Mathematics I
10 CP, SL, PL
    Algorithmic Programming
4 CP, PL
Key Transferable Skills     Seminar
5 LP, PL
Introductory Seminar     Introductory Seminar
5 LP, PL
Optional Area       Lectures worth 40 LP
4xSL, 4xPL
Computer Science     Foundations of Theoretical Computer Science
5 CP, SL, PL
  Data Structures and Algorithms
5 CP, SL, PL
Application subject Application subjects are: Business Administration, Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics and Economics. Other subjects are possible on request.
18 CP
Seminar         Seminar
5 LP, PL
Bachelor's thesis           Bachelor's thesis
13 LP
CP/examinations 20/2 20/2 Differ depending on individual plans 180
Recommended Abilities

The main reason for studying mathematics ought to be a love of the subject. After the first lecture, students soon realise that mathematics at university level is a different matter to school mathematics: the degree programme involves abstract structures, logical thinking and algorithms. Another necessary skill is the perseverance required to complete weekly problem sheets. In addition, imaginativeness and capacity for teamwork are also very useful.

Career Opportunities

The aim of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Mathematics is to enable graduates to work in mathematical research or in private sector companies.

Conceivable career options can be found in companies that offer in-house development programmes (e.g. trainee programmes) for career entrants with a sound basic knowledge of mathematics. In addition, companies have a demand for employees who possess analytical skills and the power of abstraction, e.g. in areas such as marketing and sales or project management.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

01.06.-30.09. of the year for the winter semester

  • First-year students (application for the 1st semester) can only enrol for the winter semester.
  • Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application for a higher semester) can also enrol for the summer semester (December 1st - January 15th).
  • Requirements for applications from non-EU countries:
    • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg)
    • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th.
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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover