# 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 the following top

research areas:

- Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Number Theory and Topology
- Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics
- Discrete Mathematics and Algorithms

Information on the program and course requirements can be found in the degree regulations

("Studienordnung“) which contains 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 30. Mai 2018

Master's degree and exam regulations December 2011

### Structure of the master's program

Successful completion of 90 credit points (LP) in the following subject areas

Algebra, Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations, Discrete Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Dynamic Systems, Numerics, Stochastics, Topology, Number Theory

and a master‘s thesis (30 credit points) are required for the Master‘s degree in Mathematics.

The 90 credit points are subdivided as follows:

**1. Basic Modules: 50 credit points (LP)**

Two Basic Modules (with the exception of only one in Number Theory) will be offered for each of

the 10 subject areas above distributed over different semesters. These can be chosen according to

preference and without prerequisites. At least three Basic Modules will be offered every semester.

**2. Intermediate Module: 5 credit points (LP)**

One Intermediate Module (Aufbaumodul) should be selected and completed in the subject area in

which at least one Basic Module was completed. This introduces the student to the current state of

research in this area.

**3. Advanced Module: 5 credit points (LP)**

In each of the 10 areas of study above one Advanced Module (Vertiefungsmodul) will be offered

which requires independent study and a presentation on a current topic of research.

**4. Supplemental Modules: 30 credit points (LP)**

These (Ergänzungsmodule) are not graded or pass/fail and allow one to choose supplemental

lectures and seminars in the modules mentioned above or even in modules in related scientific

fields.