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Mathematics (B.A.) (two subjects/teaching profession)

Can be combined with 19 subjects: Studies in Mathematics as part of the two-subject Bachelor's degree programme can be individually combined with a second subject at Göttingen. The programme offers a comprehensive essential academic training in mathematics with several lectures related to teacher training. The Central Institute for Teacher Training at the University of Göttingen (ZELB) complements the possibilities offered by the faculty with training in the educational sciences.


Programme name: Mathematics
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (two subjects/teaching profession)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start: Only the winter semester

Admission to the winter semester 2018/19:

  • 1st subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
  • 2nd to 6th subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
  • International applicants (non-EU): open admission (application to International Student Services)



Programme description
In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects specified as teaching subjects for the Gymnasium are to be studied equally. In addition, students must select an area of professionalisation. The subject Mathematics may be combined with the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, German, English, Earth Science, Protestant Theology, French, History, Greek, Informatics, Latin, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Russian, Spanish, Sports, and Values and Ethics. The programme comprises 63 credits per subject and 36 credits for the area of professionalisation. A Bachelor's thesis must be written at the end (12 credits). 180 credits must be acquired altogether. These are divided as follows (C = credits):

Scientific disciplines 126C: Per subject 63 C.
Didactic disciplines 12 C: Per subject 6 C (3 C of which are are for the acquisition of school-related teaching competencies and for the acquisition of subject-related teaching competencies).

Education science and internship: 20 C: Introduction to School Education (6 C) School internship (8 C) and social or business internship (6 C)
Electives 10 C
Bachelor's thesis 12 C.

The programme begins with the winter semester. Standard period of study is 6 semesters.

Successful graduates of the two-subject Bachelor's programme have the possibility to apply for admission to one of the graduate programmes for a “Master of Education" or a Master programme that gives in-depth education in a scientific discipline.