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Applied Geosciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Leoben, Austria
The master's programme in Applied Geosciences provides an intensification and supplementation of the specialist knowledge acquired from the Bachelors programme.
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The modular structure of this study programme allows for specialisations in the following focus areas:

  • Applied Geophysics and Petroleum Geology: The combined implementation of geological and geophysical techniques in the search for and exploitation of mineral oil and natural gas deposits
  • Economic and Environmental Geology: Exploration of raw material deposits, the assessment and refinement of raw materials, the evaluation of geological risks and geological environmental risks incurred by human activity and the clearance of contaminated sites
  • Petroleum Geophysics: The use of special geophysical measuring processes on and offshore and from the air in order to locate and explore mineral oil and natural gas deposits
Applied Geosciences today are an important interdisciplinary subject in the general field of environmental protection (spatial acquisition and interpretation of geological/geochemical/geophysical data  as a basis for spatial planning, the analysis of geological risks, and environmental impact assessment). Graduates of Applied Geosciences find professional opportunities on a national and international level in companies operating in the fields of mining, raw materials, exploration, mineral oil and natural gas, and their service environments, in geophysics service companies, in the construction material and utility material industry, in companies dealing with waste tips, recycling, and the clearance of old tips, the construction sector, at universities and research institutions, and as independent civil engineers and consultants.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Passport or Birth certificate/proof of citizenship combined with an ID-card
  • CV (incl. photo)
  • High-school diploma or equivalent certificate including all elected subjects and obtained grades
  • Bachelor diploma and bachelor transcript from an acknowledged technical university
  • If transferring from another Austrian university, you will also need to bring: Leaving certificate, student statistics form
  • Application for recognition of equivalence (signed)
  • Application for admission (signed) 
  • For master's degrees held in english: IELTS (minimum 6 points) or TOEFL ibt (minimum 80 points) or TOEFL pbt (minimum 550 points)
  • It is recommended to fill the applications electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 726 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leoben

  • 800 - 1200 EUR/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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