Short profile of the course of study



Applied Geosciences


Master of Science

Fields of Specialisation

  • Geophysics-Hydrogeology-Engineering Geology (GHI)
  • Geomaterials (GeoMat)
  • Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR)

Duration of Studies

4 semesters

ECTS Credits


Start of Studies

  • Winter term (October 1 - March 31), or
  • Summer term (April 1 - September 30)

Application Deadline

  • For start in winter term:
    • Applicants from EU/EEA-countries*: July 15
    • Applicants from non-EU/EEA-countries*: March 1
  • For start in summer term:
    • Applicants from EU/EEA-countries*: January 15
    • Applicants from non-EU/EEA-countries*: September 1

* EEA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

Further Information concerning the application process


40 students

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering with at least 180 ECTS, of which at least:
  1. 85 ECTS in geoscientific modules
  2. 5 ECTS in geoscientific field work
  3. 30 ECTS in mathematical, chemical and physical modules
  4. A four-week professional external internship
  • Interest in nature-related and geoscientific tasks
  • Good IT and language skills (“Geomaterials” and “Energy and Mineral Resources” are taught in English)
  • Good verbal and written mode of expression

Language of Instruction

  • Geophysics-Hydrogeology-Engineering Geology (GHI): German; some courses are taught in English
  • Geomaterials (GeoMat): English
  • Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR): English

Further information regarding required language skills

Admission with stipulations

Possible up to a maximum of 30 ECTS. The stipulations have to be fulfilled before registration of the Master's Thesis.


In addition to the regular semester fees you should calculate around 500 Euros per year for field courses.


The realisation of semesters abroad and practical semesters are strongly recommended. There are so called “Mobility modules” available for the appreciation of achievements abroad.

More Information


Handbook of Modules

Exam regulations