Applied Geosciences (M.Sc.)


Applied Geosciences (Master of Science)

(Angewandte Geowissenschaften, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German (some lectures in English)
Internship: ---
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Geosciences. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service.
Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (assessment of suitability) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester (recommended); summer semester (programme place not guaranteed)
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); January 15 (for summer semester).
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
Application: Online application
Special Features:For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

Brief Description

The degree programme Master of Science in Applied Geosciences is designed to deepen and broaden the knowledge and skills about geoscientific and socially-relevant issues, such as climate, water, energy, natural resources, soil and the environment. Main areas are Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Geothermal Energy, Environmental Chemistry, and Applied Mineralogy.

Students must choose between Applied Geology and Environmental Geochemistry as their area of specialisation.

Brief Description

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

Applied Geology consists of modules from the fields of hydrogeology, engineeering geology, sedimentary geology, and geothermal energy. These range in scope from classical- and applied-geological subject matters to technological aspects or to reservoir research.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

Environmental Geochemistry is focused on environmental geoscientific issues, such as the behaviour of toxic materials in soil, water and air, and is based on the principles and methods of hydrochemistry, geochemistry, atmospheric research and applied mineralogy.

Further information may be found at: Studieninformationen des Fachbereichs (Departmental information).


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

Related Degree Programmes

Doctoral Studies

Career Perspectives