Studentin vor der Tafel
Bachelor programme

Degree Profile

Begin of study
winter semester
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Education
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
minor subject
Teaching language
School subject
Teacher relevance
Primary schools, Secondary schools, Special schools, Vocational schools

Course Details

They study various sub-disciplines of mathematics, the focus of which is coordinated with the scientific justification of mathematics content in the school context. The aim of the programme is to acquire subject-specific mathematical content and to create the basis for an examination of didactic considerations in mathematics. In addition, it is about extending the competences in problem solving and modelling.

The minor subject in Mathematics creates the subject-specific foundations for the subject in all teaching-focused courses of study at the University of Erfurt.

Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  • in teaching mathematics at primary, regular or special schools as well as at vocational schools (provided that a Master's degree related to teaching profession has been completed),
  • in journalistic and administrative professions.

Mathematics in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The bachelor's degree programme at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Linear algebra and analytic geometry
  • Analysis
  • Elementary number theory
  • Introduction to congruence and similarity geometry
  • Introduction to combinatorics and stochastics

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Didactics of secondary school mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Special structures in algebra
  • Geometry and Analysis
  • Applied mathematics and statistics or mathematical learning processes in primary school


The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations minor Mathematics

Possible combinations

At the University of Erfurt, you will study a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor) in the bachelor's programme. You may have to observe combination rules.

Combination rule:

  • Mathematics can be combined with all fields of study.

Online-Tool Studimat

The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!

Study abroad

Study abroad

A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.

Study abroad


Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type-related school internships in the Bachelor's programme

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's programme, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
Teaching profession at the University of Erfurt

Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree programme in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Mathematics at the following schools:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Special schools
  • Vocational schools

Studying to become a primary school teacher

  • Combination of the major subject Primary and Elementary Education with the minor subject Mathematics.

Download Flyer "Studying to become a primary school teacher" (in German)

Studying to become a primary school teacher

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of a major relevant to the teaching profession with the minor Mathematics

Download Flyer "Studying to become a secondary school teacher" (in German)

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

Studying to become a teacher for special needs pedagogy

  • Combination of the major Special Needs Pedagogy with the minor Mathematics

Download Flyer "Studying to become a teacher for special needs pedagogy" (in German)

Studying to become a teacher for special needs pedagogy

Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

  • Mathematics as a general subject

Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):

Language requirements

Language requirements during studies

  • German: Upon application, international applicants must prove German language skills at level B1.

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

No admission limitation (without nc)

Without admission limitation (without NC)

At present, no admission limitation (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programmes

Open Day & Discovery Days

Studierende am Info-Punkt bei den Schnuppertagen
Open Day

Open Day

Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the programme: Open Day

Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and programme: Discovery Days

Order or download information material

Order now!

Would you like to hold the study program flyer in your hands? Then request our free information material without obligation. In a few days you will receive mail directly to your home.

Order Info-Post now!

You don't want to wait? Then download the flyer in the download center now.

Download now!

Similar study programmes


Apply now!

The minor subject in Mathematics is admission-free (without NC).

Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:

If you wish to combine Mathematics with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from May 1 to September 15.

Enrol now for Mathematics!

If you wish to combine Mathematics with an admissions-restricted program (with NC), please apply from May 1 to July 15 via the following link.

Apply now for Mathematics!

+++ Please note: Due to a changeover of the student administration to a new database system, the existing online services in the applicant administration cannot be used from Monday, 3 June at midnight until Monday, 10 June at midnight at the latest. It will also not be possible to process applications in student administration during this time. We ask for your understanding. +++

For international students


Want to study one semester or year at the University of Erfurt?

Exchange Studies

You come from abroad and are interested in studying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree at the University of Erfurt?

Degree Seeking Students

Photo Credits: Adobe Stock (WavebreakmediaMicro)

Consulting & Service

Student advice and counselling

Marcus Girbert
Studienfachberater Bachelor Mathematik
(Faculty of Education)
Lehrgebäude 2 / Raum 216
Office hours
Donnerstag 13:00 - 14:00 Uhr im LG 2 Raum 216

Are you already studying Mathematics?

continue to the subject area of Mathematics