Master Mathematics

The Master's Program in Mathematics builds on the Bachelor's Program and imparts deeper scientific knowledge, as well as the ability to apply methods and knowledge of mathematics and to conduct research in a selected mathematical field.

Students who successfully complete this program are awarded the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mathematics.

The Master's Program Mathematics at Freie Universität especially profits from three top research areas:

  •  Analysis and Geometry
  •  Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics
  •  Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms

 

Information on the program and course requirements can be found in the degree regulations ("Studienordnung“) which contain detailed descriptions of the course contents and objectives and presents examples of courses of studies. The examination regulations ("Prüfungsordnung") specify the exam type and requirements for completing modules and the master's thesis. The number of credit points ("LP--Leistungspunkte") for each module is specified in both the degree and the examination regulations.

Master's degree and exam regulations December 2011

Structure of the master's program


In order to successfully complete the master's degree, one needs to obtain 120 credit points (LP), which are subdivided as follows:

1. 50 LP from basis modules ("Basismodule“) as listed in the paragraph 2 of the degree regulations, two of which should be in the chosen area of focus.

2. A total of 10 LP in at least one advanced module ("Aufbaumodul“) and one research module ("Forschungsmodul“) in the chosen area of focus.

3. 30 LP chosen from paragraph 2 of the degree regulations and the supplemental courses listed in paragraph 3 of the degree regulations, 15 LP of which are not graded (i.e. pass/fail).

4. 30 LP: master's thesis

Modules that were completed for the bachelor's degree cannot be repeated.

 

The following modules are offered regularly:

Ergänzungsmodule (additional modules)
Ausgewählte Themen (V4, Ü2) 10 LP
Ausgewählte Forschungsthemen(V2, Ü2) 5 LP
Spezielle Aspekte (V2, Ü2) 5 LP
Spezielle Forschungsaspekte (V2) 10 LP
Forschungsseminar (S2) 5 LP
Forschungsprojekt (PS 4) 10 LP
Stochastik II (V4, Ü2) 10 LP
Ergänzungsmodule für Studentinnen und Studenten gemäß § 4 Abs. 6:
BMS - Fridays (S2+2) 10 LP
What is ....? (S2+2) 10 LP

 

Exemplary course of studies A

Sem.

Subject Area 1
(focus area)

Subject Area 2

Subject Area 3

Subject Area 4

Subject Area 5

LP

1

Basismodul
10 LP

Basismodul
10 LP

 

 

Basismodul
10 LP

30

2

Basismodul
10 LP

 

Basismodul
10 LP

Basismodul
10 LP

 

30

3

Aufbaumodul
5 LP
und
Forschungs-
modul
5 LP

Aufbaumodul
5 LP
und
Forschungs-
modul
5 LP

Forschungs-
modul
5 LP

 

Forschungs-
modul
5 LP

30

4

Master's Thesis (focus area)

30

 

Exemplary course of studies B

Sem.

Subject Area 1
(focus area)

Subject Area 2

Subject Area 3

Subject Area 4

LP

1

Basismodul
10 LP

Basismodul
10 LP

Basismodul
10 LP

 

30

2

Basismodul
10 LP

Basismodul
10 LP

 

Basismodul
10 LP

30

3

Aufbaumodul
5 LP
und
  Forschungs-
modul  
5 LP

Aufbaumodul
5 LP
und
  Forschungs-
modul  
5 LP

  Forschungs-
modul  
5 LP

  Forschungs-
modul  
5 LP

30

4

Master's Thesis (focus area)

30