Mathematics (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Mathematics (B.Ed.)


Department of Mathematics


Faculty 08: Department of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Mathematics is not only a time-honored science, the history of which goes back more than 2500 years, but is now, more than ever, a lively and productive field of research. Mathematics is omnipresent in the modern information society. New computer chips are produced according to mathematical models. Without mathematics, complex processes in social systems and taxation systems are inconceivable. Mathematicians provide advice to companies on complex corporate decisions. The main areas of mathematics are algebra, number theory, analysis, geometry, topology, mathematical logic, algorithms, stochastics, and numerical mathematics. The mathematics course at Mainz University covers fields of pure and applied mathematics and distinguishes itself by an abundance of specialization possibilities, which guarantee a balanced mixture of practical and intellectual depth. Pure Mathematics deals with abstract structures and their relationships. Applied Mathematics makes such relationships usable in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and economics. Students of Mathematics can also take courses in Computer Science (see subject description) or the History of Mathematics and Natural sciences. The latter is a special feature at Mainz University, which is of particular interest to students on the teacher training course.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).