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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
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  • 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

Josef Strini, Student of the Master's Degree Programme of Mathematics at TU Graz, photo 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.

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

Winter semester 2019/20:

8 July to 30 November 2019

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 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

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

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EN: The language of instruction is English.