Department of Mathematics

M.Sc. Mathematics

Student information on the Master of Science Program in Mathematics at the University of Stuttgart

Building on the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, or an equivalent degree program, the Master of Science is a further degree in academic studies offering a professional qualification. The master’s examination determines whether the student has acquired the ability, beyond the bachelor’s degree, to work independently on mathematical problems. For this purpose, the master’s program offers a specialization in mathematics culminating in a master’s thesis. The standard period of studies is four semesters and includes the acquisition of a total of 120 credit points. (ECTS credits).

Since winter 2019/20 there is a new version of the regulations for the Master's degree program. Information about this new version can be found here on this page.

Structure of the program [DE]


From the range of mathematical elective modules 36-72 ECTS are to be chosen. The offer of the next semesters can be found on the listing of courses..


12 ECTS scientific work, at least 6 ECTS through a seminar. The additional 6 ECTS can be earned through another seminar, a computer project, a research project or work with mathematical literature.

The seminars are always presented at the end of the previous semester. In the digital semesters this presentation takes place in lias


In the area of application modules, 6-36 ECTS are to be earned. Up to 27 ECTS can be chosen from the Master's supplementary modules, up to 6 ECTS from the application projects and up to 18 ECTS as an extramural internship [DE].



Up to 6 ECTS interdisciplinary key qualifications from the central offer of the university.

Up to 24 ECTS can be chosen from the elective core modules and supplementary modules of the B.Sc. program. Modules from the elective core area are considered under mathematical elective modules, supplementary modules in the area of application modules.

Detailed information about the study program

Admissions are made for both the winter and summer semesters. The usual deadlines must be observed:

  • Applications for admission to the winter semester must be received in full by the University by the preceding July 15.
  • Applications for admission to the summer semester must be received in full by the University by the preceding January 15.

 You can apply via C@MPUS.

Applications with at least 120 ECTS in the BSc program Mathematics at the University of Stuttgart and a grade point average of 2.6 or better are automatically admitted. For all other applications, the professional aptitude of the candidate will be determined, among other things, in an aptitude interview of 30-40 minutes with the admission committee. The topics of discussion are the previous mathematics studies (incl. BSc thesis), the plans for the Master's program as well as (randomly) the basics of mathematics from analysis and linear algebra.

The basis for admission to the Master Mathematics program are the admission regulations [DE]
Mathematics-oriented course of study
Application-oriented course of studies

A non-university internship e.g. in a company (business, industry) or a public authority can be credited with up to 18 ECTS in the M.Sc. in the area of application modules. The internship must be approved in advance by the examination board chairperson. 

On internship [DE] you will find answers to your questions: Who do I contact if I want to have an internship credited in the Master? What do I have to do for this? Which internships are possible? Where can I find job postings? and much more. 


The master's thesis should demonstrate that the master's candidate is able to independently work on a problem from the field of mathematics using scientific methods within a given period of time and to present the results appropriately and in writing in an appropriate form.


The thesis has a scope of 30 ECTS, which corresponds to 900 hours. The processing period for the master's thesis is 6 months. The topic of the master's thesis can be assigned at the earliest when at least 60 ECTS have been acquired. The Master's thesis is usually written in German, but can also be accepted in another language upon request. Part of the master thesis is a presentation of approx. 45 minutes duration.

Assignment of a topic

It is recommended to look for a supervisor for the master's thesis at the beginning of the studies and to attend in-depth lectures and seminars with this supervisor in the run-up to the master's thesis. A master's thesis can then be written based on these events. Master's candidates usually contact a supervisor directly at an early stage if they wish to write a Master's thesis with him or her.



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Friederike Stoll

Program Managment B.Sc./M.Sc./BA-Lehramt/M.Ed. Mathematik

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Prof. Dr.

Bernard Haasdonk

Head of Group Numerical Mathematics
Dean of Studies (B.Sc./M.Sc. Mathematik)

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Prof. Dr.

Marcel Griesemer

Professor - Head of Research Group of Analysis

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