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Ocean and Climate Physics

University of Hamburg

24 months
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The Ocean and Climate Physics MSc course from University of Hamburg imparts in-depth knowledge of and practical skills in the fields of ocean dynamics and ocean–climate interactions.

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The Ocean and Climate Physics MSc course from University of Hamburg quips students with an interdisciplinary qualification and the ability to work scientifically. The Institute of Oceanography is part of Universität Hamburg’s KlimaCampus, and offers optimal conditions for research-oriented studies complemented by outstanding academic support and a comprehensive.

Career Opportunities

Oceanographers carry out basic research at universities and non-university research institutions as well as applied research in government agencies such as at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH), the German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD), environmental agencies, or waterways and shipping authorities. Further career opportunities exist in space agencies, research service providers, energy providers, offshore enterprises, and shipping companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theorethical Oceanography I: Oceancirculation
  • Processes and Observations
  • Theorethical Oceanography II: Waves and Turbulence
  • Oceanographic Seminar
  • Methods and Project planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in geophysics or oceanography from Universität Hamburg or a comparable degree from another university or, 
  • A bachelor’s degree in another mathematics or physics subject comparable to the curriculum of the consecutive bachelor’s degree in geophysics/oceanography

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  • The semester contribution is €328.

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
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