M.Sc. On Campus

Applied and Exploration Geophysics

University of Leoben

24 months
1514 EUR/year
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The primary goal of Applied and Exploration Geophysics at the University of Leoben is the acquisition of knowledge about the subsurface. Such knowledge is crucial to the exploration of resources, to subsurface and civil engineering, but also to understand the risks involved in activities such as geothermal stimulation, or resource extraction.


The International Master of Applied and Exploration Geophysics at the University of Leoben is a joint study programme of Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) and Università di Pisa (Italy). Students completing the programme earn a double Master of Science degree, from Montanuniversität Leoben and from Università di Pisa.


The scientific profile of this master's programme focuses on geophysical methods for imaging spatial and temporal distributions of physical subsurface properties. Such methods are important tools in resource exploration, civil engineering, and environmental research. Professional geophysicists often work as consultants in the field of civil engineering. Typical tasks include the evaluation, or the monitoring, of aquifers, the investigation of the subsurface stability for road or railway construction projects, or the prediction of the geology ahead for tunnel constructions. Others pursue international careers in oil and exploration companies. Both universities have close ties to the industry through guest lecturers and research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geophysical Imaging and Inversion
  • Engineering Geophysics
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Reservoir Geophysics
  • Borehole Geophysics

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Geophysics, Physics, Applied Geosciences, Engineering, or a similar discipline
  • Proof of English language proficiency by means of a recognized language test (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Application Form
  • Proof of academic degree (BSc certificate) and university transcripts. 
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Letter of Application
  • CV
  • Chinese, Mongolian and Vietnamese applicants need to submit an APS certificate (Akademische Prüfstelle) along with the application for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1514 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 757 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

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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