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Geological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #130 (QS) ,
The master's program's goal is to enable students to autonomous activity in geoscientific research and development. This qualification shall be attained both by successful attendance of courses of the geociences and by supervised research. 


 To gain a broad scientific qualification as a basis for in-depth studies in a research- and implementation-orientated area, compulsory and compulsory optional modules are offered which are to enhance the understanding of modern experimental and theoretical developments in the geological sciences or are to introduce the student to those areas of the geological sciences which were not taught during undergraduate studies.   

At the program's outset one of four focal areas is to be chosen. Its courses convey basic and advanced knowledge and skills of the particular area. Additionally, interdisciplinary geoscientific contents of teaching are offered as a part of the geoscientific core-curriculum's course offerings.

Through the compulsory M. Sc. thesis students are able to gain expertise in the autonomous and supervised execution of a research project.


Graduates of the Master's program are qualified to pursue either a professional career or a doctoral program. Possible fields of occupation are to be found in the areas of geological surveying and land use, raw material supply and planning, energy supply via exploration and production, water supply, landfill planning and security, legacy of pollution, environmental protection and risk evaluation, technical mineralogy and material science. Graduates are qualified to work in the public sector, especially in higher education, research institutions and subject-related federal and state offices. Many employment opportunities are also offered by international research institutions and organisations

Programme Structure

The M. Sc. Geological Sciences offers four areas of concentration, only one of which is to be chosen:

1) Geodynamics & Geomaterials

2) Geophysics

3) Hydrogeology

4) Paleontology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Graduation certificate
  • Official transcript of records
  • Official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English
  • Proof of English knowledge
  • Sufficient knowledge of German

Tuition Fee

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Students do not pay any tuition fees. However, the university charges a semester fee (app. 300 Euro per semester)

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  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
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