Geological Sciences

Freie Universität Berlin

24 months
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The Geological Sciences course at Freie Universität Berlin examines the physical and chemical processes within Earth and on its surface, including the study of natural resources and risks to habitable areas. 


Key Features 

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 Geological Sciences course at Freie Universität Berlin'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.

Programme Structure

The MSc programme in Geological Sciences by four focus areas:

  • Geodynamics & Geomaterials
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Paleontology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Earth Science that corresponds in quality and content to the BSc in Geological Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin, or an equivalent university degree in a related field to the Geological Sciences.

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.

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


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