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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

For the individual courses, please see the semester plan.

Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz
  • 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 procedure: The admission of graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme Mathematics offered at TU Graz is granted without further stipulations. 
    In order to register for this degree programme, all other student applicants must complete an admission procedure.


Semester plan

Josef Strini, Source: Strini
Josef Strini, master's degree student in Mathematics

Whether we’re solving sample exercises or discussing the most recent lectures, there are always possibilities for exchanging information with the students and lecturers in my programme. I recommend my programme to all those who are interested in mathematical relationships, are prepared to critically examine these and have the drive and patience to ensure their accuracy.

Peter Grabner, Source: Lunghammer – 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.

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 Procedure

Before you can apply for the programme, you must complete the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2017/18:

15 October to 15 December 2016

Further information on the admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Registration Deadlines

Winter semester 2017/18:

10 July to 30 November 2017

Summer semester 2018:

8 January to 30 April 2018

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

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EN: The language of instruction is English.