24 months
1454 EUR/year
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The master's programme in Physics of the Earth at University of Vienna targets the functioning of the Earth, and how to explore its structure; it thus approaches some of the major challenges facing humanity that arise through our dependence on natural resources, and our need for environmental and societal safety.


The joint master's study is a two-year programme offered by the major universities of Austria and Slovakia: the University of Vienna and the Comenius University in Bratislava, building on the strength and complementary expertise. Physics of the Earth refers to our physical environment, and what we can learn about it through the application of principles from physics. 

Learning outcomes

  • The focus of the study programme is on furthering the exposure to mathematics and physics as relevant in the Physics of the Earth, and the quantitative methods used in the field. Students learn how to observe and mathematically describe phenomena occurring in the Earth interior.
  • Students obtain a strong knowledge of seismology and elastic wave propagation as well as of the gravity and magnetic field of the Earth. The fundamental education advances analytical thinking, independence, and develops problem-solving competence that can be applied to questions of basic research as well as industrial application.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital filtering
  • Physics of earthquakes
  • Gravity field
  • Tectonophysics
  • Anisotropy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for EU/EEA students:

  • Winter - 30 November
  • Summer - 30 April 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of degree programmes
  • Admission with a degree from the University of Vienna
  • Admission with a degree from another university
  • Degree programmes with an entrance exam procedure
  • Visiting Master

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • As an EU/EEA/CH citizen you only have to pay the Students' Union fee (20.20 Euro). 
  • Non-EU/EEA students pay the fee plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 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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