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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Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule
Area of specialisation Applied Geology
Area of specialisation Environmental Geosciences
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. – Federal Office of Geosciences and Natural Resources), with environmental, water and mining departments, or with Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. Other areas of employment include natural resource and energy supply, and lastly, environmental protection. regional geological departments