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Master's Degree Programme Mathematics

Data encryption, risk management in finance and insurance, and mathematical imaging – mathematicians use analytic and computer-assisted techniques to understand the increasing complexity in natural sciences, life sciences, economics, and engineering.


In compulsory and advanced courses, you develop mathematical knowledge in the following areas:

  • Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Stochastics
  • Numerical mathematics
  • Discrete mathematics

You choose from one of the following specialisations:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Financial and actuarial mathematics
  • Statistics and operations research
  • Mathematical engineering
Porträt einer Studentin. Daneben sieht man einen Polyeder, im Hintergrund sieht man mathematische Formeln.
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements


Semester plan

Career Options

Mathematicians work in areas such as industry, commerce, and science.

  • They apply mathematical methods in industry, technology, and the natural sciences.
  • They use deterministic and stochastic models in commerce, administration, finance, and insurance.
  • They tackle questions of data security and communication technology in theory and practice.
  • They develop methods without which many devices and technologies of modern day life would not exist - for example, imaging processes in medicine and technology, communication and security in data transfer, risk management for banks and insurance companies, and computer-aided processes in natural sciences and technology.

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.

All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2020/21: 15 October to 15 December 2019

Registration and admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 2020

Winter semester 2020/21:

13 July to 30 November 2020

Please note: You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice

Contact studynoSpam@tugraz.at


Student representatives

Student representatives for Mathematics


Statements on the degree programme

Eva-Maria Hainzl
Eva-Maria Hainzl, master's degree student in Mathematics

After building up a broad foundation of knowledge in the bachelor's degree programme, the prospect of delving deeper into my personal areas of interest in mathematics motivated me to learn even more in the master's degree programme. For all those who also want to practically apply their theoretical knowledge, it’s usually possible to do an internship in a company or work as a student assistant at the university.

My Erasmus+ stay abroad was the ideal complement to my studies. This enabled me not only to make contacts and learn a new language, but also to get to know other teaching and learning concepts as well as exciting research areas at the partner university.

Peter Grabner, Dean of Studies, Master's Degree Programme of Mathematics at TU Graz.
Peter Grabner, Dean of Studies

Many modern technologies are no longer possible without sophisticated mathematical methods. In the master's programme you reach a mathematical level needed for these applications.

Jürgen Hartinger
Jürgen Hartinger, graduate; Managing Board Director of Carinthian Regional Mutual Insurance

The TU Graz degree programme provided me with several core competencies, such as how to take a fearless approach to my subject and persevere when dealing with complex challenges, as well as a good combination of solid theoretical training and skills for practically applying what I had learned. Plus, it was simply fun.

Stephan Wagner
Stephan Wagner, graduate; professor at Uppsala University in Sweden

I was already fascinated by mathematics as a kid and was fortunate enough to turn my passion into a career. I still fondly remember my time as a student and stay closely connected to TU Graz. I work together with colleagues from all over the world, and many of my contacts date back to my time in Graz.

Josef Strini
Josef Strini, graduate; university assistant at the Institute of Statistics at TU Graz

The master's degree in mathematics offers many different options for specialisation and the opportunity to take your studies in an individual direction. I chose the specialisation in financial and actuarial mathematics, and I am now working as a university assistant at the Institute of Statistics at TU Graz.

The thing that made me decide to begin a doctoral programme was my master’s thesis – in the discussions with my supervisor, I caught his enthusiasm for his research field.