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contact for prospective students:
Dr. Matthias Deicke
Coordinator and Student Advisor of the Master’s programme in Geosciences
Fon +49 (0)551 / 39-10866

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Master’s programme in Geosciences

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Regular study period: 4 semesters
Begin of studies: only winter semester
Course language: German (German language certificate is required, see "Zulassungsordnung")
Closing date for applications in the winter semester 2013/2014: 01. Juli (receipt of application documents at the faculty)

Access to this programme in the summer semester is possible for higher semester candidates who have the necessary qualifications. If you have questions about this, please address the course co-ordinator for geosciences..
Please note: This study programme has restricted admission; an application at the faculty is necessary.

The study programme is ZEvA accredited.

Description of the study programme:
The German master’s programme in geosciences represents the continuation of the bachelor’s degree or similar study programmes. It has a clear focus on research and aims at students with a solid familiarity of geoscientific knowledge. The students will be empowered to professionally analyse and evaluate the geoscientific problems and issues as well as furthering the research.

The study programme is fully modularised and is up to par with modern international standards. All courses and thematic areas are combined to modules, which are valued with a certain number of credits (=C). The entire study programme is worth 120 credits. The programme is based on a broad geoscientific foundation, but offers the possibility of specialisation in the sub-disciplines geobiology, geochemistry, geology or geomaterials. The master’s thesis is also written in the chosen field of specialisation during a usual period of 6 month in the 4th semester. Individually elective courses provide extra specialisation from other geoscientific areas or even other scientific disciplines. Additionally the fostering of key competences in the field of “scientific conduct” (project planning, presentation, written manuscripts) should promote scientific thought and performance.

The internationally recognised degree “Master of Science – Geoscience (M.Sc.)“ qualifies for a worldwide career in a broad range of industrial branches (like the production of raw materials, construction material analyses, consulting and engineering offices, building site prospecting), in environmental protection, with insurance, with public authorities and administration, in international organisations or similar institutions. Additionally the degree “Master of Science” is the necessary prerequisite for further scientific and academic qualifications or a career in research facilities.