Master's Degree in Mathematics for Natural Sciences.

The Master’s degree program “Mathematics for Natural Sciences” focuses on the correlation between mathematics and natural sciences – particularly physics –  as well as analyzing specialized fields.

Key topics include dynamic systems and chaos, complex analysis, theoretical physics, and differential geometry. Students also acquire core skills in the field of stochastics, covering elements such as statistical methods or stochastic differential equations.


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Master's Degree in Mathematics
for Natural Sciences


Diplom Ingenieur*in


4 Semesters


120 Punkte


(Level B2)

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Your Benefits

  • Internationally-oriented, interdisciplinary degree program
  • Opportunities to tailor the program to fit your needs and interests
  • Wide range of business and industry-related Master’s theses topics

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The three Master’s degree programs give you a unique opportunity to specialize, broaden, and prioritize your acquired expertise in numerous subfields. The wide variety of classes offered, some held in English, let you to tailor the program to meet your personal interests. During the program, projects in partnership with local companies and industry, often conducted in collaboration as part of the Master's thesis, give you exciting insight into potential career prospects.

Graduates of the Master’s degree programs in Mathematics at the JKU can:

  • Work effectively as part of a team and communicate with specialists in advanced fields of application
  • Conduct independent scientific analyses requiring mathematical methods (such as conducting base-knowledge research, developing methodologies, and mathematical applications)
  • Pursue advanced independent studies in specialized areas

Graduates of the Master’s degree program in Mathematics at the JKU can pursue a variety of professions, particularly in areas requiring the development and application of new mathematical methods as well as computer software based on the most recent scientific developments and findings. Graduates are in high demand and are qualified to work at:

  • Research & Development institutions at companies, industry, and in the public sector
  • Companies requiring the mathematical modeling of processes
  • Companies providing financial services, such as banks and insurance firms
  • Companies in the fields of software development and information technology
  • Universities, other post-secondary educational institutions, and non-university research institutions

On average, graduates in this field find a job 2 months after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.471.


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 Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

SEMESTER S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4

Mathematical Methods in Physics

13.5 13.5 - -

Stochastic Methods

3 3 - -
Electives 13.5 13.5 6 -
Autonomous Coursework - - 7,5 -
Master's Thesis - - 16.5 19.5
Master's Examination - - - 10.5
ECTS Credits (Total: 120 credits) 30 30 30 30

Admission Requirements

  • BA in Technical Mathematics (JKU) or a comparable undergraduate degree equivalent in content and scope.

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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