Earth Sciences

University of Basel

Master On Campus
18 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
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Earth Sciences programme at the University of Basel bridge the social, environmental and natural sciences.


The Earth Sciences programme at the University of Basel investigates atmospheric chemical and physical processes as well as their effects on air quality and climate. In the field of climatology, the meteorological and climatological foundations for understanding the interactions between the earth's surface and the atmosphere are investigated. It deals with natural processes as well as man-made anthropogenic influences. In geology and mineralogy, the dimensions of consideration range from the atomic scale (crystallography) to the global scale (plate tectonics). 

Career opportunities

The study of geosciences opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities in environmental, natural, water, soil and climate protection as well as in planning or materials research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Mineralogy-Petrology
  • Exogenous Geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Applied and Environmental Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Earth Sciences
University of Basel