Master in Geoscience



Title obtained: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration: 24 months / four semesters
Start: Winter semester (classes from mid-October to mid-February) or summer semester (classes from mid-April to mid-July)
Application deadline for start in the winter semester: 15th April to 1st June (= Receipt of the application by the faculty)
Application deadline for start in the summer semester: 15th October to 1st December (= Receipt of the application by the faculty)

Please note: A study place requires an application to the faculty (application forms can be found in the application portal).
An entry into a higher semester is possible if the corresponding requirements are met. If you have any questions, please contact the course coordinator for Geoscience.

The programme is accredited by the ZEvA.

Studying geoscience in Göttingen
We are well equipped to teach the full spectrum of geological sciences. We possess multiple, high-tech laboratories giving us access to a suite of the most modern analytical techniques in (bio-)geochemistry, thermochronology, age dating and other fields. We have a strong tradition in field geology and run excursions to spectacular locations in Europe and beyond. The institute also has strong capabilities in modern computational methods, with both our own equipment and through access to the central resources of the university and other research institutions on the Göttingen campus.

Even though our English master's curriculum is brand new, our university and our institute already have an international character, with a dozen or more nationalities found amongst our graduate students and faculty. We bring experience from top institutions in many parts of the world together in one place. And our master's courses are given in English, but of course, just by being here, you'll get the chance to learn German for yourselves too, with free language tuition offered through the university. Our colloquium programme runs through both semesters and we welcome top scientists from all over the world on a weekly basis.

Göttingen boasts a lively pub and club scene, oriented strongly towards students. Göttingen's centre is a historical gem with many buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. It is just a 15-minute bike or bus ride away from the north campus where we are located. The cost of living is comparable or slightly less than in the UK. Find out more on the university´s pages.