M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

University of Basel

18 months
1538 EUR/year
1538 EUR/year
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The focus of the Earth Sciences programme at the University of Basel is on interdisciplinary global change, land use change, natural hazards, sustainability, aquatic ecology, paleoecology and soil ecology.


This Earth Sciences programme at the University of Basel offers graduates sound theoretical and practical training in geosciences – the study of the earth’s systems – and earns them the degree of an “MSc in Geosciences”. Depending on the specialization module they choose, students can deepen their knowledge and broaden their skills in geography and climatology, geology and mineralogy as well as in environmental geosciences and biogeochemistry. 

The course explores the interdisciplinary topics of global change, natural catastrophes, sustainability, aquatic ecology and soil ecology. The combination of a single subject area and geosciences electives ensures both a breadth of subject knowledge as well as individual specialization. There is also a strong focus on independent work in the master’s studies.

Career opportunities

Studying geosciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities in environmental, nature, water, soil and climate protection as well as in planning or materials research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Atmospheric Sciences 
  • Aquatic and Isotope Biogeochemistry 
  • Landscape Systems 
  • Palaeoclimatology and Quarternary Geology 
  • Palaeoecology and Freshwater Ecology 
  • Sustainable Resource and Soil Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent degree from a foreign university recognized by the University of Basel only allows access to the master’s degree if this allows admission to the desired master’s degree at a university in the higher education system in which it was acquired. It may be the place of study evidence required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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