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Planetary Sciences and Space Exploration

24 months
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The "Planetary Sciences and Space Exploration" Master's program is hosted by the three institutes of the Department of Earth Sciences, which includes professors and lecturers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Natural History Museum (MfN). Learn more with this program in Planetary Sciences and Space Exploration from Freie Universität Berlin.


Key facts

Since the program is accessible with a wide range of Bachelor degrees, the goals in the first semester are a) to equip all students with a ‘toolkit’ to successfully participate in the subsequent coursework and b) to bring all students to a common basic level in Planetary Sciences. Depending on their previous knowledge, students will have to take two out of three synchronization modules, which provide basic training in either geological foundations, computational methods, or physical and mathematical foundations. Learn more with this program in Planetary Sciences and Space Exploration from Freie Universität Berlin.

Programme Structure


  • Planetary exploration: space missions
  • Planetary exploration: methods and instrumentation
  • Planetary surface processes and morphology
  • Advanced remote sensing of the Earth
  • Celestial mechanics
  • The outer solar system
  • Magnetospheres
  • Satellite-based meteorology
  • Planetary evolution and habitability
  • Exoplanets

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Higher education degree or professional qualification from a German, or comparable non-German, institution. The degree or qualification should be in the natural or engineering sciences, for which at least 36 credit points (CP) were awarded in the areas of geosciences, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, or computer sciences, including at least 8 CP in the area of physics and at least 10 CP in the area of mathematics and/or statistics.
  • Applicants who have completed their university degree at an institution where English was not the teaching language must demonstrate proficiency in English to at least the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
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