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- Master´s programs

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Institute of Mathematics
Prof. Dr. Klaus Altmann
Arnimallee 3
14195 Berlin
(030) 838-754 04

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or an equivalent degree with a number of credit points in mathematics corresponding to that of the bachelor’s program in mathematics at Freie Universität Berlin.

  • With certain restrictions, it is possible to complete the master’s degree program by taking classes solely in English. The necessary English language skills must as a rule be proven by exam results.

Proof of sufficient German (DSH2) or English Skills (B2 GER; IELTS 5.0; TOEFL: Paper 500 or Computer 170 or Internet 80) for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German, which are necessary to understand courses and specialist literature.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The master’s program in mathematics has a research orientation. Building on an initial degree, academic knowledge is deepened, and students acquire the ability to work on academic principles independently, learning to apply academic methods and findings. The master’s program offers students the possibility of deepening previously acquired knowledge in one of the following domains: analysis, discrete mathematics, algebraic/complex geometry, numerical mathematics, differential geometry, or topology.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission (restricted admission for summer semester)
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
English, German
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semesters

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.

The Master's thesis should demonstrate that the Student is capable of independently utilizing scientific methods in researching and presenting a scientific problem/task.

Structure of the master's program

Areas of study

For successful completion of the master's degree, 120 credit points (LP) need to be completed.

The Master’s student should choose a special area of study in which two Basic Modules, one Intermediate module and one Research Module are completed. In total completion of 90 credit points (LP) of modules are required. This is comprised of 50 credit points (LP) in Basic Modules, 5 credit points Intermediate module, 5 credit points Research Module and 30 credit points in Supplemental Modules. The Master’s thesis is equal to 30 credit points.

1. Differentialgeometry, Global Analysis and Mathematical Physics
Basic Module Differentialgeometry I und Differentialgeometry II
Intermediate Module Differentialgeometry III
Research Module Differentialgeometry
2. Algebraic and arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory
Basic Module Algebra I and Algebra II
Intermediate Module Algebra III
Research Module Algebra
3. Discrete Mathematics und Combinatorial Optimization
Basic Module Discrete Mathematics I and Discrete Mathematics II und Discrete Geometry I and Discrete Geometry II
Intermediate Module Discrete Mathematics III and Discrete Geometry III
Research Module Discrete Mathematics and Discrete Geometry
4. Geometry, Topology and Visualization
Basic Module Topology I and Topology II und Visualization
Intermediate Module Topology III
Research Module Topology
5. Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing
Basic Module Numerics II und Numerics III
Intermediate Module Numerics IV
Research Module Numerical Mathematics
6. Applied Analysis and Differential Equations
Basic Module Differential Equations I and Differential Equations II
Intermediate Module Differential Equations III
Research Module Applied Analysis and Differential Equations
Supplemental Courses (Supplemental Modules)
Supplemental Module Selected Topics
Supplemental Module Selected Research Topics
Supplemental Module Special Aspects
Supplemental Module Special Research Aspects
Supplemental Module Research Seminar
Supplemental Module Research Project
Supplemental Module Stochastics II

Please check the”Studienordnung” and “Prüfungsordnung” for details.

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