Mathematics (Bachelor)

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The degree programmes in Mathematics at the University of Vienna offer an academic education of high quality, preparing students for a career in economics, technology, administration or research. As central elements of this education, students acquire mathematical ways of thinking as well as the ability to solve mathematical questions both in theory and in practice.

The bachelor's programme in Mathematics conveys mathematics in its full breadth, including application-oriented aspects (which also provides preparation for a subsequent professional activity outside of university or school), but also provides an insight into the historical and social significance of mathematics and its references to current issues (e.g. sustainability and gender).

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 621

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum (from winter semester 2021/22 on)

Curriculum (expiring)

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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor's programme is divided into three parts: a group of compulsory modules (90 ECTS), the group of elective modules "Foundation-Module" (50 ECTS) and the group of elective modules "Specialisation-Module" (30 ECTS).

In the first three semesters, the compulsory module group of the "Core-Module" provides the students with the basic content and methodology as well as mathematical ways of thinking and expressing themselves.

The group of elective modules of the "Foundation-Module", which are essential for further specializations in various areas, offers students a first choice: 5 of the 7 elective modules offered are to be selected in accordance with the offer.

The elective module group of the "Specialisation-Module" offers students a wide range of options, from mathematical specializations to very application-oriented subjects: Depending on the offer, elective modules totaling 30 ECTS are to be selected; it is possible to replace 15 ECTS with an Extension Curriculum.

The bachelor's programme concludes with the Bachelor's Seminar (10 ECTS), which also includes the written bachelor's thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Logic
  • Number theory
  • Geometry
  • Differential equations
  • Analysis

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

The ability to approach complex issues in a flexible and creative way, systematically develop solutions and professionally communicate them is in high demand in the business world. Therefore, graduates have excellent opportunities in the labour market. The university education opens up a wide variety of concrete areas of activity, ranging from technical-scientific to commercial-administrative tasks. The most common fields of employment for graduates are:

  • banking and insurance sector
  • consulting and controlling
  • information technology and high technology
  • software development, as well as
  • market research.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 1.7 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.4 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 73 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Mathematics graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 71% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 3,063 gross/month.
  • graduates work in e.g. the public administration sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Bachelor's Programme Mathematics".