Special emphasis is given to environmental problems in the subsurface such as the pollution of drinking water supplies from groundwater resources, the non-sustainable use of natural resources, the impact of short and long term waste disposal, the impact of climate and land-use change on soil and water quality.
The Applied and Environmental Geoscience programme at the University of Tübingen aims for a comprehensive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological process mechanisms in the geo- and hydrosphere. Students from various science backgrounds learn to qualitatively and quantitatively address complex processes in soils, water and air and to evaluate environmental risks based on multi-disciplinary approaches.
As AEG students have various academic backgrounds - some are trained in geosciences, others in environmental sciences, chemistry, biology, physics or engineering - they choose different specializations and elective modules according to their respective background and interests. Therefore AEG alumni are also working in a variety of fields.
The key employers for graduates of the AEG program are environmental consultancies working in:
- characterization of sites (hydrogeology, geophysics, chemical and micorbiological analysis)
- assessment of environmental risks
- management of water resources
- design and operation of remediation technologies
- modeling of flow and reactive transport in subsurface systems
AEG graduates are also well trained for jobs in environmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and (re-)insurance companies covering costs of environmental risks and remediation. Furthermore AEG lays an excellent foundation for doctoral studies in programs of earth sciences, environmental sciences, and environmental engineering.
- Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology
- Environmental Physics
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGeology Environmental Sciences View 36 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Geosciences, Geoecology, Environmental Science, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Physical Geography, Soil Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering or a field related to environmental sciences with an overall grade (CGPA) equivalent to or better than 2,5 German grading system
- good background in mathematics, chemistry, physics and geosciences
- English language proficiency equivalent to CEFR level B2 (e.g. TOEFL 79 iBT, IELTS 6.5)
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Tübingen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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