Marine Geosciences

University of Bremen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Marine Geosciences programme offered by the University of Bremen  promotes the latest state of marine geosciences and technology.


The Marine Geosciences programme offered by the University of Bremen enables graduates to create and critically assess scientific results and to plan, carry out and evaluate ship and laboratory projects on their own responsibility. Emphasis is placed on current marine and climate issues, which are under investigation by the federal marine research institutions in Bremen and Bremerhaven. 

The interdisciplinary character of marine geosciences is mirrored by a topic-centred course structure. The courses strongly emphasize the understanding and modelling of processes and dynamics in natural systems. The multidisciplinary nature of marine geoscientific research, the application of up-to-date scientific instruments and computer software play an important role in teaching methods and topics.


With their scientific, technical and vocational skills, graduates are excellently prepared for a variety of jobs:

  • Marine geoscientific research at universities, research centres or authorities
  • Coastal management (water management, coastal protection, monitoring of sediment movements etc.)
  • Exploration and exploitation of resources (oil, gas, ore, building materials) off shore or at sea
  • Consulting on coastal or marine engineering projects such as harbour construction or the set up of off-shore wind power farms
  • Public relation management for companies and institutions
  • Science writing, museums and discovery tourism
  • Science management at (inter)national level

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth System Modelling 
  • The Role of High Latitudes Oceans in Climate Change
  • Marine Ecosystems as Environmental Indicators 
  • Environmental Magnetism
  • Terrigenous Signals 
  • Applied Petroleum Geology

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS CP) in a geoscientific major
  • at least 30 ECTS CP in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology
  • at least 60 ECTS CP in Geosciences
  • passing the specific aptitude test
  • very good command of English (level B2.2)
  • strong interest in marine geoscientific issues
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • application for admission (to be filled in online, printed and signed)
  • letter of intent (about 1 DinA 4 page, referring to program choice and your own career perspectives)
  • curriculum vitae in a tabular form
  • bachelor degree, if already completed, + other university degree certificates (if any)
  • current transcript of records (all modules/courses taken with grades and study points/CP) with at least 100 CP
  • two recommendation letters for those, who haven't received their bachelor degree in Germany (s. link on the right)
  • result of the aptitude test
  • evidence of relevant professional or non-professional skills and experience, if any.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

In Bremen, there are no tuition fees. But you do have to pay a semester contribution: 386,39 euro.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Marine Geosciences
University of Bremen


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