M.Sc. On Campus


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Geophysics MSc program offered at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is modularly structured. The competences and skills acquired during the bachelor's degree program are strengthened and complemented.


Career prospects 

Career prospects after graduating the Geophysics MSc program offered at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) present themselves in university and non-university research, development and application, e.g. in the exploitation of raw materials (geothermics, minerals), environmental management (detection of pollutants, survey of deposition zones, hydrogeological operations), construction projects (sub-ground surveys for tunnels, dams, above-ground constructions, etc.) or in monitoring natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanos) as well as in the survey of the earth's interior from crust to core. Another possible career path for master's graduates is in science, starting with a doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Eifel Seismology and Volcanology 
  • Full-waveform Inversion
  • Geological Hazards and Risk
  • Geophysical Monitoring of Tunnel Constructions
  • Hazard and Risk Assessment of Mediterranean Volcanoes
  • Historical Seismology for Hazard Evaluation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree issued by a university, university of applied sciences or a university of cooperative education based on a minimum of 180 ECTS credit points (alternatively at least 3 years program length) in geophysics or a related field
  • minimum requirements completed in the bachelor's program in the following fields:
1. geophysics of at least 20 credit points2. physics of at least 20 credit points3. mathematics of at least 20 credit points

Should up to 20 credit points be missing, admission may be granted under the provision that certain exams are completed by the end of the second semester.

  • excellent English language skills on B2 level according to the Common European Framework for Reference for languages. Sufficient are e.g. 5 years of English with at least the grade 4 (5 points) in the last two school years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 153.69 EUR/semester (administrative contribution)

Living costs for Karlsruhe

780 - 1140 EUR /month
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