About the Program
The Earth Sciences program of the University of Greifswald is divided into three focal points:
- Georesources & Environment
- Quaternary Science
Students who choose classic Geology as their focal point, will look mainly at geodynamics, palaeo-oceanography, palaeontology and sedimentology. The lectures are in German and English. Students who choose the focal point Georesources and Environment, which is taught solely in English, will look at hydrogeology, economic geology, aquatic geochemistry, clay mineralogy and mathematical geology. Finally, students who choose Quaternary Science as their point of focus, look at Quaternary geology, Quaternary palaeontology, micromorphology and landscape ecology.
As the geosciences are distinctively interdisciplinary, they include a wide range of disciplines with high environmental relevance, such as applied geology, hydrogeology or aquatic geochemistry. Due to their interdisciplinary knowledge and cross-subject expertise, geoscientists are in demand especially for studies looking at environmental change.
Geosciences play an important role in providing our society with raw materials and energy. Geoscientists plan and effectuate projects that search for resources such as drinking water, hydrocarbons, metals and bulk raw materials (gravel, clay, lime), but also energy and geothermal resources. Geoscientists also play a vital role in the search for suitable rock formations for temporary or permanent storage of raw materials and waste products.
- Advanced Data Analysis in Earth Sciences
- Mineral Deposits and Applications
- Clay Minerals and the Environment
- Georesources and Sustainability
- Aquatic Environmental Geochemistry
- Environmental Hydrogeology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- First professional university degree in a natural science degree course, which was completed with an overall mark of at least “good” (2.5) or average percentage rating of 75%, or a comparable mark.
- At least 20 % of the ECTS credit points from the first professional university degree should come from an area related to geology (not necessary for focus point “Quaternary Sciences”)
- TOEFL or IELTS test in English (Level B2) or alternatively proof of at least seven years of English lessons at school
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- A Semester Fee of € 89,50 (or € 112.00 for freshers) must be paid every semester
Living costs for Greifswald
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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