M.Sc. On Campus


University of Potsdam

24 months
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The abstract beauty of modern day mathematics is only matched by its remarkable efficiency in applications in nearly every area of nowadays science. The Mathematics MSc course at the University of Potsdam provides the knowledge and skills to apply mathematical models and to expand and develop the underlying theories and concepts.  


Course Details

The Mathematics MSc course at the University of Potsdam builds on the bachelor’s degree and introduces students to current research questions through individual specialization. The department’s prominent research priorities might be grouped in two distinctive sets of lectures which, however, do have an interesting overlap:

  • Structures in mathematics related to a physical background
  • Mathematical modeling and data analysis

These profiles complement each other and ensure consistent, reliable and research-oriented teaching in the department. You can choose from the following specializations within these profiles:

  • Algebra and number theory,
  • Analysis,
  • Applied mathematics,
  • Discrete mathematics,
  • Geometry,
  • Geometric analysis,
  • Mathematical modeling and systems biology,
  • Mathematical physics,
  • Numerical mathematics,
  • Partial differential equations,
  • Statistics,
  • Probability theory.

The close connections to non-university research institutions on campus further enrich this offer. On the other hand, a high degree of flexibility is possible, allowing courses from both profiles to be combined or replaced by other courses. In an additional subject such as physics, computer science, life sciences (bioinformatics or animal physiology), cognitive sciences, chemistry, geosciences, economics or business administration, you can acquire additional knowledge with a view to your future professional orientation. Please note that not all additional subjects have a continuous range of courses in English. Mentors will always be available to assist students with any questions they may have regarding the composition of the courses.

Career Opportunities

  • The career prospects for mathematicians are excellent and diversified: They work in industry, banks and insurance companies, in the field of ecology, in administrations, research institutes and universities. The fields of application are very diverse: Data processing, development and application of algebraic, analytical, geometrical, numerical and stochastic methods, solution of optimization problems as well as modeling and the simulation of complex issues. Future employers value not just mathematical knowledge, but also the analytical skills that students have acquired during their studies, along with the stamina to solve complex problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Geometry
  • Analysis and Mathematical Physics
  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Applied Mathematics and Numerical Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Cognitive Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the Master program, you must hold a Bachelor‘s degree in mathematics, or an equivalent degree. Physics is also an accepted default. You may apply for this program also with a university degree in another scientific discipline if you can document knowledge in mathematics  (worth at least 70 credit points) in modules that are exclusively or predominantly mathematically oriented.
  • For this program, you will also need English language skills at B1 level of the Common European Reference Framework for Languages if you are not a native English speaker. 

Tuition Fee

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  • 280 Euros per semester administrative fee

Living costs for Potsdam

690 - 1050 EUR /month
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