Service and Support
Your academic success is close to our heart. That is why we always have an open ear for you. Visit us personally during office hours, send an e-mail or give us a call. We will deal with your request as quickly as possible.
Open door policy
In addition, we have an “open door policy” at the department – so if you discover an open door at a professor or research assistant's office, just ask him or her. Especially if you have specific questions about a lecture, you should not hesitate to take advantage of this offer.
Apart from the administrative and teaching staff, you can also get help from committed students. The student council, for example, is always happy to help you.
In addition, during the first semester of your stay, the Buddys will also help you. They take care of international students within the Buddy programme.
Exercise groups and places to study
Mathematics is a “team sport”. Therefore, in addition to the above-mentioned counselling options, you should look for one or more study groups at the beginning of your studies if possible. The easiest way to find these is to attend your exercise courses regularly. Working on exercise sheets in a group not only offers valuable exchange, but is also much more fun than working alone.
You can find more about the exercise concept on the pages of the Tutorial Teaching.
In addition to the exercise groups, you will of course also have to study regularly and especially at exam times for your courses and examinations. In order for you to be able to do this in a productive atmosphere that is conducive to learning, the department and the university offer various study opportunities. For example, the open and closed workrooms of the Department and the Learning Centre for Mathematics are worth mentioning here.
In the Master of Science, Mathematics, you can choose two (if you do not take a minor subject, three) specialisations. For this you have a wide choice. Choose your specialisation from the seven available subjects:
You will attend seminars and lectures of at least 18 CP per specialisation. The specialisation module is concluded by an oral examination. You can find out how to register for the specialisation exams under Exam registration.
Tip: The seminars are very well suited to get into conversation with lecturers about master thesis topics. As the seminars are usually held in small groups, your lecturers will get to know you well and will be able to assess your abilities. This will help you find the right topic for your thesis.