- The basic requirement for studying at a university is the so-called university entrance qualification, e.g. the Abitur. This qualification can be obtained in different ways and enables its holder to study either at a university or at a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences). The entitlements listed below are those valid in Lower Saxony.
Preliminary examination of the university entrance qualification (HZB)
Prospective students who would like to have their university entrance entitlement (HZB) examined prior to applying for enrolment (i.e. university entrance qualifications on the grounds of vocational education and training, entrance qualifications for universities of applied sciences, EU university entrance qualifications acquired outside Germany) can submit their university entrance qualification documents to the University’s Registrar’s Office from the middle of May
The Bachelor's programme in Mathematics is divided into three sections of study: basic studies in the first year, intermediate studies in the second year and in-depth studies in the third year. Students will also have the possibility to select and be certified in one of the following four concentrations:
SP 1: Analysis, Geometry, Topology; SP 2: Algebra, Geometry, Theory of Numbers; SP 3: Numerical and Applied Mathematics, SP 4: Mathematical Stochastics
In the Bachelor's programme for Mathematics, three the study profiles are offered: a research-oriented profile F, a practice-oriented profile P and a physics-oriented profile Phys.
Basic studies in the first year is the same for all three profiles. Basic knowledge and skills are acquired that will be needed throughout the programme. The first semester is a orientation semester in which aptitude and affinity for the mathematics programme are tested once again in the basis module Analysis I and AGLA I, whereby the abbreviation AGLA stands for "Analytical Geometry and Linear Algebra". In the second semester, students will take the basis modules Analysis II and AGLA II. The basis modules are compulsory modules.
In each of the four concentrations SP1-SP4 there is a “basic module” that builds upon the basis studies " called “Higher Analysis” in SP1, "Algebra" in SP2, "Numerical Mathematics" in SP3 and "Stochastics" in SP4. These four basic modules are compulsory modules in profile F and profile Phys. In profile P, the basic modules SP1 and SP2 are optional compulsory modules, one of which must be selected. In addition to the compulsory module, the module “Fundamentals of Stochastics” must be taken as well.
In the intermediate and advanced section of studies in the third year and in addition to the basic modules in profile F, students will take consecutive modules in mathematics as elective modules totalling 48 credits and 44 credits in the profile Phys. Im profile Phys, Quantum Mechanics is additionally a compulsory module. In both profiles F and Phys, students will write their Bachelor's thesis in one of the four concentrations SP1-SP4. In profile P, consecutive modules totalling 48 credits must be taken in applied mathematics and statistics as well as an internship. The Bachelor's thesis will be written in one of the concentrations SP3 or SP4.