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  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Science
  • Language: German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements

Mathematics - Master's Programme

Orientation and Goals

This master's programme in mathematics offers a variety of opportunities for students to enhance and expand their knowledge in the main mathematical disciplines, not to mention their mutual relationships and applications. Students choose a specialisation and a suitable elective subject area. The core areas are pure mathematics (analysis or algebra/discrete mathematics) or mathematical applications (applied mathematics, stochastic, biomathematics). Students who enjoy problem solving, logical and structural thinking, and geometric imagination should definitely consider this programme. Other qualities that may be beneficial in this programme include a readiness to overcome problems through one's own effort, as well as interest in communicating with people of other disciplines and nationalities.

Study Design and Contents

Sie studieren Veranstaltungen der oben genannten Studienbereiche im Gesamtumfang von 66 Kreditpunkten, wobei Sie einen Bereich als Schwerpunkt wählen können. Hinzu kommen das Nebenfach und allgemein berufsvorbereitende Veranstaltungen (Professionalisierungsbereich) mit insgesamt 24 Kreditpunkten. Als Nebenfächer sind z.B. Biologie, Chemie, Informatik, Philosophie, Physik, Umweltwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaften möglich. In der abschließenden Master-Arbeit (30 KP) dokumentieren Sie Ihre Befähigung aktuelle Forschungsliteratur zu studieren und mathematische Probleme wissenschaftlich zu bearbeiten und darzustellen.

Teaching and Learning

Modules generally consist of one or two lectures and a corresponding practical session or tutorial. One can also consist of a seminar and an accompanying scientific work. Leading a tutorial or completing an internship off campus can be counted as a professionalisation module.

Reasons for Studying

Working independently and connecting current research areas are important parts of this programme. Special working areas include insurance and financial mathematics and applied statistics, cryptography, coding theory and number theory, as well as analysis and mathematical modelling.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

Mathematicians are able to apply their expert training and skills to analysing and developing complex relationships, in a very wide variety of areas. For this reasons, they can thrive in a number of different careers, especially where independence and technical responsibility are very important. They can work in many career areas including insurance and banking, consulting, research and development, industry, scientific institutes, public service, software firms, and in data processing. Furthermore, this master's degree programme qualifies students to carry their educational careers to the doctoral level.

Find out more about the professional field of Mathematics (in German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Mathematics or from prior studies in a closely related field (specialist skills see admissions regulations).

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 31 March.

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 1st September for the winter semester and before 1st March for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).
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