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Mathematics M.Sc.


Master of Science

Program structure

Two of the following three constrained elective modules are mandatory, each consisting of 18 CP (Credit Points): arithmetic geometry, global analysis and geometry, applied analysis. Students also take an in-depth area (18 CP). This generally contains the master's thesis and a seminar module. In addition to mathematical courses, there is a minor subject (at least 12 CP) and courses in the elective area (at least 8 CP), which together must total at least 27 CP.

Special features

Thanks to the CRC "Higher Invariants" and the Graduate School "Interfaces, Complex Structures, and Singular Limits in Continuum Mechanics" the mathematical faculty is highly visible internationally. In the context of the CRC and the graduate school, many research focused seminars and courses are offered which can also be attended by advanced master's students.


The master's program in Mathematics is a postgraduate course that builds on a completed undergraduate degree in mathematics or a comparable degree. Students at the University of Regensburg can explore the following areas of research:

  • Arithmetic Geometry
  • Global Analysis and Geometry
  • Applied Analysis

Students have the possibility to choose a minor subject and general courses.

The master's program at the University of Regensburg introduces students to current research topics in mathematics. It also provides a strong foundation to pursue a doctoral degree at an international level.

Professional prospects / competencies

Mathematicians are not only particularly qualified for professions in which concrete mathematical problems are relevant, but also where structured, problem-oriented and creative thinking is required. They work in the following areas, among others:

  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Research and development
  • Software production, IT services
  • Electronics: telecommunications, medical technology, consumer electronics
  • Management consultancy
  • Management

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

No internships are required

Disciplines involved

Not specified

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

120 ECTS credits

Language of instruction

German, English

Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester. Academic Counseling is recommended for students beginning in the summer semester.

What qualities do I need to have?

Curiosity, a desire for problem-oriented thinking and a willingness to work on challenging problems

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission. Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test.

Legal requirements for admission

In order to be able to enroll in the master's program "Mathematics", you must take part in an aptitude test. You can find more information about this on the Faculty's website.

Application deadline(s)

Application via application portal

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

After a successful application (aptitude test) for the program "Mathematics M.Sc." you can enroll in the Registrar's Office.

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office

Language skills needed

Proof of English language proficiency corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is required; Proof is possible by an equivalent TOEFL or IELTS test, or by any other equivalent document.

Documents needed (to apply / register)

  • Final certificate of the first university degree (if this is not yet available, a certified proof of previous study and examination achievements amounting to at least 140 LP, showing the preliminary Bachelor (overall) grade.
  • Transcript of Records
  • Proof of knowledge of the English language on level B2
  • Curriculum vitae
  • If applicable, proof of further qualifications such as tutoring in mathematics, stays abroad, relevant work experience or internships in relevant institutions
  • School leaving certificate
  • Copy of passport
  • APS certificate for applicants with a Bachelor's degree from China, India, Vietnam
  • letter of motivation

Information for international applicants

Contact within the faculty


Dr. Catharina Würth
Phone 0941 943-2805
E-Mail: studienbuero.mathematik@ur.de


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