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Goals of the Master's Programme

The Master's Programme in Mathematics has the following general learning outcomes for students:

a. Acquire knowledge, skills and insights in the relevant field of study;
b. Develop academic competences;
c. Prepare for their future career;
d. Strengthen qualifications in the area of independent academic research;
e. With regard to the specialisation Science, Management and Innovation, acquire knowledge, insight and skills in relevant areas of business administration, policy sciences and social beta themes;
f. With regard to the specialisation Science in Society, acquire knowledge, insight and skill in relevant areas of media, knowledge transfer and social interaction;
g. With regard to the specialisation Science and Education, acquire additional teaching competences.

In addition to the general learning outcomes described above, the Master’s programme in Mathematics has the following specific learning outcomes:

1. Graduates have acquired knowledge, skills and insights in the area of mathematics that enable them to independently carry out their profession and qualify for advanced programmes as researchers and designers (Master’s specialisations “Algebra and Topology”, “Applied Stochastics”, “Mathematical Physics”, “Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science”), communication experts (Master’s specialisation “Science in Society”), lecturers (Master’s specialisation “Science for Education”) or research managers in business (Master’s specialisation “Science, Management and Innovation”).

2. Graduates have acquired specialist knowledge and insight in one or more sub-specialisations of mathematics.

3. Graduates possess knowledge in one or more disciplines outside of mathematics or in one or more sub-specialisations of mathematics, other than the abovementioned specialisations.

4. Graduates are able to acquire independent insight into new developments in their field.

5. Graduates have learned to independently solve complicated problems and formulate solutions, while simultaneously critically assessing established scientific insights.

6. Graduates possess adequate computer and computing skills. If applicable, graduates are able to design and use computer programs and relevant applications to carry out mathematical experiments.

7. Graduates can acquire new knowledge in the area of mathematics and integrate this into their existing knowledge. In doing so, they possess the learning skill to orientate themselves at the level of a specialist in a sub-specialisation of mathematics outside their chosen specialisation and are able to work together with others trained in different disciplines.

8. Graduates can formulate new research questions and hypotheses in the area of mathematics and can identify suitable solutions and research methods to solve these questions, taking into account the available resources and possibilities.

9. Graduates are able to communicate with their peers on scientific knowledge, both at a basic and specialised level. Graduates are also able to hold oral presentations and write clear articles on research that has been conducted and modern mathematical concepts for a general non-specialist audience. Graduates can prepare both oral and written reports and can debate scientific topics.

10. Graduates possess sufficient knowledge and insight into the role of mathematics in society to enable them to perform satisfactorily in their future positions and to reflect on social problems.