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The master's degree in Geomaterials and Geochemistry offered at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is based on a successful Bachelor´s degree in geosciences with emphasizes on mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and crystallography. 


At Geomaterials and Geochemistry offered at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich students will gain detailed knowledge of physical and chemical properties of materials. In specialized elective modules, students will receive training in both, in state-of-the-art analytical and experimental lab methods as well as in field-based methods. 

Students at Geomaterials and Geochemistry offered at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich will:

  • explore challenging scientific projects and to learn innovative approaches for solving problems in Earth and materials sciences.
  • gain an overall quantitative understanding in state-of-the-art analytical, numerical and experimental techniques that ideally prepare for a successful future career
  • gain professional skills required to compete on the international job markets in cutting-edge PhD research programs, general academia, and industry successfully.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Synthesis and Processing 
  • Mineral Surfaces and Reactivity
  • Thermodynamical Phase Equilibria
  • Deformation and Transformation
  • Complementary Natural Sciences 
  • Advanced Materials Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an international student, make sure to additionally send the required hardcopies to the Program. We recommend to send them until May 15. 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of passport
  • CV
  • Certified copy of the B.Sc. degree (if already finished)
  • Transcript of records of the courses and credits in your Bachelor program (minimum 150 ECTS). 
  • Essay (5,000-7,000 characters) in English in which your motivation, scientific background and competences for participating in the M.Sc. program are explained in detail
  • Proof of English language proficiency of C1 level
  • Applicants from the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, or Vietnam please also upload the APS-certificate of the German Embassy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

In practice, Ludwig-Maximilians-University charges a solidary fee of approx. Euro 150 per semester. 

Living costs for München

1078 - 1689 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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