Angewandte Geowissenschaften

Master of Science; tuition language: German

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The Master's degree programme Angewandte Geowissenschaften 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, soil chemistry 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, Angewandte Geologie (Applied Geology) oder Umweltgeowissenschaften (Environmental Sciences). Each of the specializations consists of a specially adapted compulsory or optional module.

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Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

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Institute for Applied Earth Sciences

Area of specialisation Angewandte Geologie (Applied Geology)

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Area of specialisation Umweltgeowissenschaften (Environmental Geosciences)

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Semesters 4
Language German , individual courses in English
Start of studies Winter semester recommended; start of studies in a summer semester possible without study guarantee
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Admission requirements Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme consist of

1. a degree B.Sc. Angewandte Geowissenschaften of TU Darmstadt (reference programme) or an equivalent degree;

2. Specific degree entrance requirements:
Study regulations
Competences description;

3. Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications.

General information on applying to a master's degree programme
Admission procedure Provided that the admission requirements (entrance examination) are met, there are no numerical admission restrictions.
Admission Applying with international qualifications:
International Admission
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Double Degree Programmes
Part-time studies
Doctoral Studies

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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