Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Get to know how MathMods is structured, browse our subjects and syllabi, and learn about our mobility paths and the degrees we grant.

  • To get an overview of our programme (aims, language, career opportunities etc), click here.



Joint Master Degree MathMods

Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications

 Here are the main features of the MathMods Joint MSc:

    • MathMods MSc is structured into 4 semesters (a cycle of 2 academic years starting each September)

1The FIRST YEAR is common to all students. This is meant to provide for a homogeneous knowledge platform across the whole group of students. Students will spend their first semester (focused on Theory) at the University of L'Aquila (Italy) and their second semester (centred on Numerics) at the University of Hamburg (Germany).

2The SECOND YEAR is dedicated to Applications as well as thesis preparation, and is divided into six study pathways (aka specializations, branches, tracks), which reflect each partner's field of excellence. Students will spend their third and fourth semester at one of our partner universities, depending on the mobility scheme they will be assigned.

  • Each semester awards 30 ECTS credits, so in all 120 ECTS credits
  • All courses are taught in English
  • Attendance to courses is compulsory
  • Students will also attend (and acquire the related credits of) a course of basic Italian language (first semester) and German language (second semester). Students will also have the opportunity to attend local language courses during their second year (spent at one of our partners).
  • Each student will be assigned a mobility scheme, which will involve two different destinations at least over the whole programme. This  means that each student will have the great opportunity to do their graduate studies in two or even three different European destinations, including Italy (semester 1), Germany (semester 2), then Italy, Germany, France or Spain for their Year 2. Please note that students cannot decide their own mobility scheme, which will be settled by the MathMods Scientific Committee, instead, during the first semester. The committee will do its best to reach a compromise between the choices made by each student on their application and the need for allocating a balanced number of students to each partner university. Refer to the FAQs for more details.
  • Upon successful completion of their studies and dissertation of their thesis, students will be awarded a Joint Master's Degree, depending on the country where they spend their second year.

Browse the sections below to find out more about the subjects of each semester. 

when  WHEN

what  WHAT

where  WHERE

Semester 1 Theory UAQ, Italy
Semester 2  Numerics  UHH, Germany
Semester 3 Applications 1 of our partners
     •  Mathematical models in social sciences UAQ - Italy
     •  Mathematical modelling and optimisation UAQ, Italy
     •  Modelling and simulation of complex systems UHH, Germany
     •  Stochastic modelling and statistical learning UniCA, France
     •  Mathematical models of nonlinear phenomena LUH, Germany
     •  Mathematical modelling. Biomathematics UGR, Spain
Semester 4 Thesis Same as Semester 3


grading test-paper-48 Grading scales
Click here to view a chart showing the different grading scales of each partner institution and the corresponding grades (A, B, C...) and GPA