M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Geophysics

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Applied Geophysics programme of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) trains students in all geophysical and related aspects of the environmental and engineering investigations of the subsurface and in the exploration and exploitation of energy, including geothermal and hydrocarbon energy.


Applied Geophysics programme is part of a joint programme run by TU Delft, ETH Zurich and RWTH Aachen. The Applied Geophysics programme of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) adds an international perspective to the career prospects of the student.

Geophysical methods are critical to the exploration and management of various forms of energy including geothermal and hydrocarbon energy, as well for sustainable and environment-friendly use of the subsurface for storage, living space, transportation and other utilities, and for preparedness of engineering structures on or in the ground against natural or manmade disasters. These geophysical methods are taught in this multifaceted Master’s programme which delves into both theoretical and practical aspects. Teaching methods include hands-on simulation and data analyses exercises, field work both in surface exploration methods and in borehole logging. The Joint Master’s Programme (TU Delft, ETH Zurich and RWTH Aachen) is run in close collaboration with the industry. Companies support the programme by providing funding, grants for scholarships, opportunities for research projects, and experts for special lectures or for co-supervision of Master’s thesis projects.

The Joint Master’s Programme offers students a combination of study and research, leading to an outstanding educational experience in Applied Geophysics, relevant for careers in the areas of Earth resource exploration and management and environmental and engineering investigations. Graduating students are immediately attractive for positions in industry as well as for doctoral research in Earth Sciences.

Key features

  • Lectures by world-renowned specialists
  • Both theory and practice
  • Newest methods and techniques
  • Paying attention to current societal issues that need solutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electromagnetic Methods
  • Advanced Reflection Seismology and Seismic Imaging
  • Field Geophysics and Signal Analysis (Matlab/Python)
  • Seismic Acquisition to Data Information Content
  • Geodesy and Remote Sensing
  • Reflection Seismology Processing

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

  • A bachelor’s degree with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined. The degree must be comparable in level to a bachelor’s degree from a research university in the Netherlands and must be closely related to your MSc programme of choice. In addition, scores for key subjects must also be good.
  • All TU Delft MSc programmes are taught in English. In order to be considered for an MSc programme, you must prove your English proficiency to be at a sufficient level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 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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