Applied Geosciences

Master of Science; tuition language: German

Angewandte Geowissenschaften, M.Sc.


The Master's degree programme “Applied Geosciences” has its emphasis on the applied aspects of geosciences, with a geoscientific focus on environmental research. Building on a suitable bachelor's program, the master's program imparts knowledge, skills and competencies, especially in the fields of hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry, engineering geology, geothermal energy, applied mineralogy and atmospheric aerosol, in order to enable graduates to independently and responsibly work on issues related to the future topics of water, energy and environment. At the beginning of the Master's program, students choose one of two specializations (“Applied Geology” or “Environmental Geosciences”). Each of the specializations consists of a specially adapted compulsory or optional module.

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Institute for Applied Earth Sciences

Area of specialisation Applied Geology

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Area of specialisation Environmental Geosciences

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
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Language German, individual courses in English
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Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission .
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme 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.
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Part-time Studies Possible under specific conditions
Special Features Preparatory steps:

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

The labour market for geoscientists has been influenced by the ever-increasing demand for experts who grapple with timely issues of climate, water, energy, natural resources, soil and the environment. Given the knowledge of chemistry, physics, computer science, etc. they acquired during their studies, geoscientists are widely employable. They may be employed as hydrogeologists and engineering geologists in consulting or engineering firms, in government offices (e.g. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe – Federal Office of Geosciences and Natural Resources), with environmental, water and mining departments, or with regional geological departments. Other areas of employment include natural resource and energy supply, and lastly, environmental protection.

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