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This entry is from Winter semester 2016/17 and might be obsolete. No current equivalent could be found.

Independent Scientific Work
(dt. Selbständiges wissenschaftliches Arbeiten)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Private study under guidance,
270 hours (270 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Oral examination
The module is ungraded in accordance with the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Mathematics.
Origin M.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
each semester
Person in charge of the module's outline All lecturers of Mathematics


  • Independent scientific work in a field of specialization
  • Individual content and technical preparatory work for the Master's thesis

Qualification Goals

  • Students should acquire the ability to independently check and expand the state of knowledge in a scientific field on the basis of literature recommendations and to familiarise themselves with the state of research,
  • Acquire knowledge of subject-specific methods of literature search,
  • acquire/deepen the ability to master the typesetting systems used to produce mathematical works,
  • Software systems that support the scientific work in the field of the master thesis.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen sowie in den Aufbau- und Vertiefungsmodulen vermittelt werden


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • M.Sc. Mathematics

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module must be completed in the study area Practical and Profile Modules.

Recommended Reading

  • Depending on the area of the Master's thesis.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2016/17. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

  • Winter 2016/17
  • Summer 2018 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2018/19 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2019/20 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2020/21 (no corresponding element)
  • Summer 2021 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2021/22 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2022/23 (no corresponding element)
  • Winter 2023/24 (no corresponding element)

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