Study programme Mathematics

Why Darmstadt?

Darmstadt is located just south of Frankfurt (Main) and right in the centre of the Rhine-Main-Area, which is not only the second largest economic area in Germany but also known as a lively and lovable part of the country with high standard of life. Here you have excellent job prospects, and because of the central economic and geographic location Darmstadt is also internationally well connected.

Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is attractive for students from all over the world not only because of its geographic location. TU Darmstadt is also one of the best technical universities in Germany, especially with the STEM-fields.

Interdisciplinarity, high quality research, practice oriented education as well as competent support distinguish TU Darmstadt.

At Department of Mathematics, we share these values. Aside from basic research we also work closely with other disciplines of our University. Especially in Engineering and Informatics our research and education is needed but also in Humanities and Social Sciences. Our international oriented education is important to us and highly appreciated by our students.

About the study programme

The master programme M.Sc. Mathematics is an English study program. The standard period of study is four semesters (two years).

In the compulsory part you choose two advanced courses with one specialization each out of seven research fields:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Logic
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Applied Geometry
  • Stochastics

In the elective part of the programme you either choose a minor out of the course catalogue of TU Darmstadt or you select a third mathematical specialization.

Interdisciplinary courses as well as the “Studium generale” are also part of the programme. Those parts are designed to provide the opportunity of internships or courses which are not mathematical.
Studying the master programme mathematics at Technische Universität Darmstadt will qualify you to

  • Classify recent research
  • Present and reflect mathematic issues
  • Systematically solve mathematic problems
  • Apply gained expertise of other disciplines and use them in scientific discourse.

Required Competences

To get admitted for our study programme the following is necessary:

  • successful graduation of a mathematical bachelor programme
  • basic knowledge and methods at least in Analysis, Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Stochastics
  • Specialization in at least two research fields
  • Language skills in English (C1 of CEFR)

For more information please see the study regulations of M.Sc. Mathematics, Anhang II, S. 3: Kompetenzbeschreibungen.

Application and Admission

For winter semester 2018/2019, application deadline is July 15, 2018.

Please apply via TUCaN. The button “application” will lead you through the process and show which documents are needed: bachelor certificate, diploma supplement or similar documents.

After receiving your written application there will be a formal entrance examination which the competences of the applicant required for the study programme will be reviewed.

A selection panel will decide on the admission of the applicants. It is possible that an admission is only granted with requirements. This means that the applicant has to catch up in missing but necessary knowledge until graduation (no more than 30 CP).

Aufbau des Studiengangs

Master thesis

The study program ends with a written thesis (30 CP) in a run of about six months (26 weeks).


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Fachbereich Mathematik
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Schlossgartenstraße 7
64289 Darmstadt

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