Applied Geosciences

Master of Science

Angewandte Geowissenschaften, M.Sc.


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.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Institute for Applied Earth Sciences

Area of specialisation Applied Geology

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Area of specialisation Environmental Geochemistry

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Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German (some lectures in English)
Internship: ---
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. Information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) 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: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: 1. For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.
2. TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing more scientific depth and a more complete methodological and technological understanding of the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

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

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:


Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler e.V. (Professional Association of German Geoscientists)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (German Association of Geoscientists)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.