Marine Geosciences, M.Sc. | University of Kiel | Kiel, Germany
24 months
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The internationally oriented graduate study programme Master of Science 'Marine Geosciences' from University of Kiel, promotes the latest state of marine geosciences and technology, in particular in the areas marine costal geology, past climates, biogeochemistry and paleoecology.


The degree programme shall provide the student with the knowledge of fundamental terms of geological, biological, geochemical and physical processes in the ocean. Both basic and applied research are the objectives of the programme. As a result of the extensive marine sciences spectrum at CAU, the Marine Geosciences from University of Kiel programme offers an insight into modern research topics.


The graduate will be able to create and critically assess scientific results and to plan, carry out and evaluate ship and laboratory projects on their own responsibility. Its specific characteristic closely relates to the marine oriented research units at the Institute of Geosciences at CAU Kiel, in intently collaboration with the highly research oriented Helmholtz Centre of Ocean Research GEOMAR.

It is precisely this collaboration that verifies interdisciplinary and sound professional education and serves to provide the students with qualifications to work successfully in companies, universities or in other public institutions both at home and abroad. Since the research of marine sciences is mainly international oriented, this programme is designed as an international study and all courses are offered in English.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The courses offered can be subdivided into three categories, which modules are corequisite: core-courses, specialization and comprehensive courses. 
  • There are obligatory courses, which cover all aspects of Marine Geosciences (lectures and exercises) and will be completed by additional courses of the degree programmes 'Climate Physics' and 'Geophysics'. 
  • Furthermore the participation in marine or terrestrial field campaigns and / or project oriented data evaluation are obligatory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form of your educational background
    • Copy of your passport – Please make a copy of the photo page of your passport (with your name and photo)
    • Payment receipt for the UNI-ASSIST application fee
    • School-leaving certificate entitling the holder to study at university in his/her home country, with a list of subjects and grades
    • University certificates (e.g. your Bachelor's or Master's degree) including the corresponding list of subjects with individual grades

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

No tuition fee; instead a social fee must be paid each semester for student services, which currently amounts to €267.

Living costs for Kiel

720 - 1050 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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