Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

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The master’s programme in Geosciences at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)  provides education to expert level in subject areas of geosciences covering aspects of geology, environmental and materials science and geotechnics. The programme is practically oriented and offers excellent opportunities to do field and laboratory work as well as many options for individual specialisation.

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Graduates of the Geosciences programme offered at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) are in demand nationally and internationally – in research institutions, industry, engineering firms, mining, public administration and museums.


  • You will acquire advanced knowledge in geology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, petrology and geochemistry, mineralogy and hydrogeochemistry, hydrogeology and engineering geology.
  • You will learn methods for work and analysis in the subject areas of the geosciences.
  • You will apply your knowledge in practical field and laboratory work, courses, seminars and excursions.
  • You will autonomously develop concepts for investigation of geogenic systems and resources.
  • You will solve questions in materials and environmental science.
  • You will plan scientific projects and will carry them out by yourself and in a team.
  • You will learn to recognise natural hazards and environmental risks and to characterise them quantitatively.
  • You will study the ethical, societal and economic aspects of geosciences.
  • You will learn to apply your knowledge universally and in an interdisciplinary setting and to use modern information technologies.
  • You will choose individual topics to focus on and will study subject areas of your own choosing at an advanced level.

Career Options

The master's programme in Geosciences prepares students for a scientific career in all subject areas of the geosciences. Additionally, the programme constitutes professional training for work in the following fields:
  • Geosciences and environmental sciences
  • Resources – water and mineral raw materials
  • Environmental analytics, management and protection
  • Mining and processing of minerals
  • Chemical industry
  • Materials industry
  • Water and energy
  • Geotechnics
  • Environmental remediation and recycling
  • Construction and construction materials industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Tectonics
  • Biosphere's Role in Earth System
  • Geoscience Excursion
  • Applied Hydrogeology
  • Workshop in Geosciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
95 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

  • Bachelor's programme Geosciences
Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • 363.36 Euro in the general admission period
  • 399.70 Euro in the additional admission period
  • 726.72 Euro for non-EU foreign nationals


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