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Preface on the qualification objectives of the Masters Course 

The Master's degree ‚Mathematics’ builds on a completed undergraduate degree in mathematics or a comparable degree. It is designed to provide trainees with a thorough scientific basis and knowledge, skills, and methods in the field of mathematics taking into account the requirements of the professional world. Graduates are capable of an independent and responsible evaluation of complex scientific problems and the practical application of solutions.

General study information  

The following information is in accordance with the Examination Regulation dated 10.14.2015 and valid for students starting from 2015/16 onwards.

Standard period of study : 4 semesters; 120 ECTS credits

Degree awarded : Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree

Beginning : winter and summer semester (if you start at the beginning of the summer semester a course guidance is recommended).

Language: English

Course contents: It is required to succesfully complete two of the three following elective modules (18 ECTS each) :

• Arithmetic Geometry (Algebraic Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, ...)

• Global Analysis and Geometry (Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology, ...)

• Applied Analysis (Functional Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, ...)

In addition, the student chooses an area of ​​specialization (18 ECTS have to be aquired), where the Master's thesis (30 ECTS) is written. Also mandatory is a Seminar Module (9 ECTS). 

In addition to the above mathematical courses, there is the ‚minor subject’ where at least 12 ECTS are required and courses in areas of ‚general interest’ (like a German language course) where at least 8 ECTS are required. In the minor subject and the general interest module together at least 27 ECTS are required.

Possible minor subjects include: actuarial science, business administration, chemistry, computational science, mathematics, philosophy, physics, economics or business informatics. Any other minor subject must be approved by the Master Examination Board.

The ‚general interest’ module covers the whole course program of the university and opens up the possibility to acquire other than mathematical knowledge especially professional and soft skills (for example, by attending language courses, presentation and rhetoric events, computer courses). 

Rules on qualification requirements and application

 Prerequisites for admission to the Master's program are:

1. A successfully completed university degree or an equivalent degree with at least six semesters of study in mathematics or a closely related field with an average grade of at least "good" (2.50).

2. Proof of advanced knowledge in mathematics to the extent of at least 18 credit points, which correspond to the module ‚Vertiefungsmodul BV’ of the Bachelor program Mathematics at the University of Regensburg.

3. Proof of knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR); Proof is possible by an equivalent TOEFL or IELTS test, or by any other equivalent document. 

After consideration of your submitted documents, the examination board decides whether your admission to the Master's degree program is granted immediately or whether the eligability for the Master program must be checked in an individual aptitude test. 

Aptitude Test

The aptitude test takes place twice a year once before the summer semester and once before the winter semester. 

Application

Application deadlines are June 1st for the following winter semester and December 1st for the following summer semester.

Application documents International Applicants

  • Application form (see here)
  • Bachelor's Degree Certificate with Transcript of Records. If  this certificate is not yet available, a certified proof of the previous study and examination achievements amounting to at least 140 ECTS, which shows the preliminary Bachelor (total) score is sufficient as well;
  • School leaving certificate
  • Copy of passport/identity card (no translation required)
  • Proof of English knowledge at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • A detailed CV
  • Any other relevant certificate such as a proof of relevant work experience or internships in relevant institutions
  • If available: university admission examination, further high school diplomas
  • APS certificate (original) for applicants with a Bachelor's degree from China, Vietnam or Mongolia

Further information for international applicants see International Office.

Submit application to

Dr. Catharina Würth, Universität Regensburg, Fakultät für Mathematik, 93040 Regensburg, Germany

or via email (one pdf-file) to studienbuero.mathematik "at" ur.de

Contact

For questions concerning your application for the Master Program Mathematics or other inquiries about the Master Program, please contact: 

Dr. Catharina Würth

Email: Studienbuero.mathematik "at" ur.de

Phone +49-941-943 2805

Academic/Mathematical Advice:

Prof. Dr. Luise Blank

Email: luise.blank "at" ur.de

Phone +49-9941-943 2794

Further Information

Information about the Master Mathematics Regensburg in DAAD - International Programmes

  1. Schools/Faculty

Faculty of Mathematics

 
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Contact

Mathematics Building
Room 212
Phone +49 941 943 2806
Fax +49 941 943 4923

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