Master mathematics

Mathematics: Master of Science

The Master’s Program in Mathematics is based on the Bachelor’s Program in Mathematics. During the course of your master studies, you acquire further specialized knowledge as well as the ability to apply scientific methods and your knowledge of mathematics. The master program enables you to conduct research in a mathematical field of your choice.

After the completion of a course of study you will be rewarded with the university degree Master of Science (M.Sc.).

At the Freie Universität Berlin, the master’s program in mathematics profits especially from the three top-performing research areas:

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

The structure and the course of studies are determined by the study regulations. They contain detailed descriptions of the content and the learning outcome of each module as well as exemplary schedules for the course of study. The examination regulations define the type of the exam and the demands of the test performance for each module as well as for the master’s thesis. You can find the number of credit points (LP, German: Leipstungspunkte) that you earn for each module in the study and examination regulations.

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung vom 28. Dezember 2011

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung vom 11. Juli 2011

Änderungsordnung vom 14.07.2010

 

Structure of the master’s program

In the course of your studies you need to gain 120 credit points (LP). They are subdivided into:

  1. 50 LP in the basis modules ("Basismodule") from the subject areas (cf. paragraph 2 of the stuy regulations). Normally, two of these basis modules are chosen from your special field.
  2. 10 LP in at least one advanced module ("Aufbaumodul") and one research module ("Forschungsmodul") both from your special field.
  3. 30 LP in additional modules of your choice ("Ergänzungsmodule"). They can be chosen from the subject areas (cf. paragraph 2 of the study regulations) as well as the supplemental course offers ("ergänzendes Lehrangebot") (cf. paragraph 3 of the study regulations). 15 LP are not graded.
  4. 30 LP in your master's thesis.

You cannot get credits for modules that already contributed to your bachelor' degree.:

The following modules are offered regularly:

Ergänzungsmodule
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
(Special field)

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 (Special field)

30

 

Exemplary course of studies B

Sem.

Subject Area 1
(Special field)

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 (Special field)

30