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Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematics

Mathematics, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The master degree program in mathematics is accredited since 2022.
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: usually with the fall term
Entrance requirement: Bachelor degree in Mathematics or equivalent degree.


There is no admission restriction for this degree program. Application is made online. The respective study program is called "Mathematik". Die Flexibilität im Studienaufbau gestattet die Durchführung eines oder mehrerer Auslandssemester.
Students are given the opportunity to major in a variety of mathematical areas, including Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Numerical Mathematics, Optimization, Stochastics, Data Science, as well as Financial and Business Mathematics. Special attention is also given to the wide range of options for applying the mathematical techniques within a minor. The broad choices include Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Sensor Technology and Cognition, as well as Psychology.
Mathematical subjects are taught in advanced courses that encompass the major areas of mathematics and the core competencies of the Faculty of Mathematics. The breadth of the education is ensured by the fact that at least four of them are to be developed in the course of study. Accompanying this, an advanced seminar is to be completed which, in addition to the independent study of scientific literature, is to prepare the student for the master thesis. The study of a non-mathematical minor to be chosen should have the effect of expanding competence.
1. to 3. sem. Specialization
((Functional Analysis and PDE, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, Geometry and Analysis, Applied Analysis, Numerics and Scientific Computing, Stochastics, Optimization, Data Science, Financial and Economical Mathematics)
1. to 3. sem. Minor
(Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, Sensor Technology and Cognition, Psychology)
3. sem. Advanced Seminar
4. sem. Master Thesis
Mathematicians are characterized not only by their theoretically sound and at the same time application-ready knowledge, but also by their ability to think logically, to abstract, by their analytical mind, linguistic accuracy, persistence in solving problems and team spirit. Attention is paid to the development of these skills in the study of mathematics in Chemnitz, and it is not least these very skills that open up the best career prospects for mathematicians. Since the sciences are having an ever greater influence on the development of modern industrial societies, the interdisciplinary interaction of the various branches is of particular importance today. Mathematics education in Chemnitz has such interdisciplinary features with the wide selection of technical, natural and/or social science minor subjects.

Graduates of the master program in mathematics are versatile and find employment in the following branches of industry and commerce, among others:
  • Management consulting and insurance companies
  • Technology centers and high-tech companies
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Software companies and telecommunications
  • Information technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Teaching and science
  • Development and research
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Logistics and automotive industry
Graduates of the master program have good opportunities for higher career entry in companies and the possibility of further qualification in the college and university sector due to their special training. The unemployment rate for mathematicians is very low. According to the Federal Statistical Office, it was 2.6% in 2016. According to gehaltsreporter.de, starting salaries in 2019 averaged 52,300 euros gross.
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Academic advisor
Portrait: Prof. Dr. Tino Ullrich
Prof. Dr. Tino Ullrich