M.Sc. On Campus


University of Hamburg

24 months
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The research-oriented Geophysics MSc course at the University of Hamburg imparts knowledge, skills and practice in the fields of “natural hazards and extreme events” and “geophysical exploration methods and raw materials”.


The prediction of natural disasters and the efficient search for raw materials are becoming more and more important for mankind. With its findings, geophysics contributes, for example, to the understanding of the processes that lead to the formation of earthquakes, or helps to assess the opportunities and risks involved in the extraction of raw materials. 

Since the Institute for Geophysics is part of the KlimaCampus Hamburg and is actively involved in the CliSAP Cluster of Excellence, it offers an active and attractive teaching and research environment. The students are actively involved in research programs at an early stage. With their knowledge, graduates are prepared for a successful career in research or in companies.

Career Opportunities

The Geophysics MSc course at the University of Hamburg is highly regarded internationally, so that graduates in research, development, administration and industry have excellent opportunities for managerial positions. Geophysicists work at research institutions or are employed in research and teaching at universities. Other professional fields are, for example, geophysical measuring stations, authorities (geological state offices) or companies involved in the extraction of raw materials. Geophysicists can also work in engineering offices that carry out subsoil investigations or in the development of measuring instruments and software.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core modules and accompanying computer-aided exercises (special knowledge and practice), additional modules, e.g. for security in the application-oriented numerical simulation of geophysical processes, data inversion and interpretation as well as modern signal processing
  • Preparatory module for the master's thesis (knowledge of methods and planning)
  • Master thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduated from the consecutive bachelor's degree in geophysics / oceanography at the University of Hamburg or a comparable degree from a university
  • Graduated from another mathematical-physical course of study in which comparable academic achievements were achieved with the consecutive bachelor's degree in geophysics / oceanography.
  • English proficiency

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  • No tuition fee but a semester contribution of €328.

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
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