Master of Science Mathematics (PO 2020)
The central component of the master’s programme in Mathematics are the specialisation modules (18 CP each), of which there are eleven different types in the examination regulations 2020 (Ma-S1 to Ma-S11). If you wish to study the master’s programme without a minor subject, you need to complete three specialisation modules. If you wish to study the master’s programme in Mathematics with a minor subject, the minor subject replaces a specialisation module.
Further components of the master’s programme in Mathematics are:
- The module Ma-V Broadening Courses, in which, among other things, courses can be selected that prepare for a specialisation module
- The module Ma-E Specialisation Supplement and Research Skills, which is intended to tie in with a specialisation chosen by you, and prepares for the master’s thesis
- The master’s thesis
- The module Ma-K Personal Enrichment, in which you can individually take courses also on interdisciplinary competences or in preparation for a possible doctoral degree (see below)
Planning individual study courses: The in-depth mathematics lectures you have already been able to attend during your bachelor’s programme have an influence on the planning of your individual course of studies for the M.Sc. Mathematics. The starting point of your M.Sc. Mathematics at the University of Münster (winter or summer semester) also has an effect on the possible course of studies. We recommend that you first refer to the pages of the different fields of specialisation for information about which of the specialisation modules Ma-S1 to Ma-S11 are of interest to you, which courses are offered for these modules in the next two semesters, and what prior knowledge is required for these modules. If you could already acquire the required prior knowledge during your bachelor’s programme, you might directly start with more than one specialisation module in the first master’s semester. If you have not yet been able to acquire the recommended previous knowledge for a specialisation module that you are interested in, you should first acquire this knowledge as part of the Ma-V Broadening Course.