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The degree program
The two-year PhD program in mathematics is targeted at students with the university degree Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in mathematics or an equivalent subject. The degree program leads to the academic degree of Master of Science (M. Sc.) in four semesters.
The application subjects
- Natural sciences and technology (electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering or physics)
- Business mathematics (economy or business information systems)
can be chosen. The share of the application subject is approx. 30%.
The master's degree program documents increased mathematical competences and communication skills that make it possible to work intently scientifically and as an instructor in an (interdisciplinary) team and assess and develop new methods.
The degree program teaches skills for analysis of abstract structures, recognising, phrasing and solving problems in mathematics and the application subject. Subsequent doctoral studies (Dr. rer. nat.) are possible.
A mathematician is characterised not only by specialist knowledge, but in particular by the skills such as the ability to think abstractedly, logically and to comprehend and structure complex semester break. Possible tasks in business and industry are:
- Creation of risk forecasts (insurances)/analysis of the rate developments in the area of financial management (shares, etc.)
- Improvement of the encoding techniques for, e.g., online banking and phone, internet, music and images)
- Optimization of itineraries, e.g. for trains, buses and aeroplanes
- Development of mathematical models (automotive, aerospace, steel industry, medicine)
- Processing and evaluation of data, e.g. in banks and insurances
1) Bachelor's exam in mathematics or at least equivalent studies at a university completed.
2) The examination board can make admission of applicants who completed a Bachelor's exam in a different subject or with a different application subject to the master's degree program depending on additional assessment and subject-specific examinations from the Bachelor's degree program.
3) The examination board may make admission of applicants who have acquired the qualification for universities of applied sciences, a Bachelor's degree at a university in the scope of application of the German Civil Code or a degree equivalent to the master's degree program dependent on additional assessment and subject-specific examinations from the Bachelor's degree program mathematics at the University of Siegen.
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.