How can I complete a degree in mathematics?

Mathematics degree

The Mathematics degree imparts specialist knowledge and teaches typical mathematical methods. Skills such as analytical thinking, problem solving and precise working methods can later be used in any area. Around 80% of the students drop out of their mathematics studies, which is why it is important to get sufficient information about the course in advance. (P)

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Bachelor degree

Content

Even before the 6 to 7 semester bachelor's degree, preliminary courses are often offered in which the students are brought up to date. In the first semesters, the focus is mostly on the theoretical-abstract area, i. H. Differential and integral calculus as well as linear algebra.

Modules (selection)
  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Analytical geometry
  • Computer science
  • programming
  • probability calculation
  • statistics

Study locations

Mathematics can be completed (among others) at the following locations:

  • University of Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart University of Technology

Master's degree

Content

The 2 to 4 semester master’s course is a specialization of the bachelor’s degree and conveys subject-specific knowledge and methods. It also allows you to choose a focus such as:

  • Business or financial mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • logic
  • Algorithms
  • Stochastics

In contrast to the Bachelor, the Master is often very practice-oriented. You can already gain professional experience through internships or working on a research project.

Study locations

The Master in Mathematics can be completed (among others) at the following locations:

  • University of Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart University of Technology

Opportunities after graduation, career prospects & career opportunities

working area

Mathematicians are characterized by their diverse range of uses. Depending on the focus, it is possible to work in research, management consulting, teaching, information technology or at banks and insurance companies. Other professions in which analytical, structured thinking and working are required are also possible.

Earnings / salary

Mathematicians receive a starting salary of between EUR 3,000 and EUR 4,000 per month, depending on the chosen occupation.
Later, the salary as a mathematics professor is EUR 5,000, in the insurance industry up to EUR 6,000 and in management positions even over EUR 8,000 per month.