Faculty of Natural Science
Course Duration / ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Science
Department Mathematics
Mode Full time
Study ID D 033 621
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.

What will I learn?

Mathematics is a science far more lively than formulas and dry theory would make us believe. To study mathematics means to argue and deal with structures, but also to experiment and try out new things. Mathematics is an essential part of all scientific, technological and economic subjects. Without mathematical language and approach it is frequently impossible to understand and accurately describe scientific findings and relationships. Mathematics is also an exciting science on its own with plenty to discover and explore. The BSc course in Mathematics imparts the fundamentals of mathematics, which are required to deal with mathematical structures and are used to describe phenomena in natural science and technology. It comprises pure mathematics (e.g., analysis and discrete mathematics) as well as applied mathematics (e.g., numerical control and statistics).

Which career opportunities do I have?

Rapid technological progress and the demands of an increasingly complex and networked world open up new and very attractive career opportunities for graduates in Mathematics. Job prospects can be found in the economy and industry, the civil service, and in education and research. Further career prospects for graduates in Mathematics include research and development departments of larger companies, research departments in the industry, engineering offices, companies in the fields of biotechnology, pharmacy and medical engineering, Contract Research Organizations (CRO), banks and insurances, consulting and controlling, software development, IT and statistics industry, teaching, publishing companies, as well as federal and state authorities. BSc graduates in Mathematics can enrol for an MSc course, the completion of which will further enhance their career prospects and open up positions with a greater area of responsibility.

Why Salzburg?

The central idea of the BSc degree in Mathematics at the University of Salzburg is to guarantee a basic training according to international standards, and to further offer opportunities for students to specialize in a field oriented towards the current research emphasis of the department. The curriculum offers students a range of possibilities to pursue individual interests within the optional subjects. By completing additional qualifications, graduates can enhance their profile. A high student-to-staff ratio is a decisive component thereof. Last but not least, Salzburg as a university city offers a high standard of living in an exceptional environment. 

How is the course structured?

Mathematics BSc

Module 1: Fundamentals of Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics
and Number Theory
Module 2: Analysis I&II18 ECTS
Module 3: Linear Algebra I&II11 ECTS
Module 4: Algebra I&II10 ECTS
Module 5: Programming and Software7 ECTS
Module 6: Applied and Numeric Mathematics18 ECTS
Module 7: Analysis III (Theory of Measure and Integration) and Function Theory13 ECTS
Module 8: Probability Calculus7 ECTS
Module 9: Statistics8 ECTS
Module 10: Functional Analysis8 ECTS
Module 11: Seminars in Mathematics6 ECTS
Optional modules16 ECTS
Bachelor's thesis9 ECTS
Optional subjects36 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Clemens Fuchs Head of the curriculum committee Mathematics
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