Applied Geosciences (M.Sc)

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Applied Geosciences (M.Sc)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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  • 2 years


In the applied geosciences master’s degree, in-depth scientific and analytical-methodological skills are acquired. With its three profiles, the master’s course offers a professional specialization in the areas of geo-energy & raw materials, hydrogeology & engineering geology, or mineralogy & geochemistry. Numerous modules from the three profiles are open to students with a wide range of interests. The master's thesis serves the scientific qualification. Graduates of the master’s degree are able to independently plan, design, and carry out geoscientific projects and apply the knowledge they have acquired in a job-related manner.

Admission Requirements

The entry requirements for the Master's degree in Applied Geosciences are roughly summarized:

  • an above-average bachelor's degree or at least an equivalent degree in the Applied Geosciences course or a course with essentially the same content with a minimum three-year standard period of study and a minimum of 180 ECTS points
  • necessary imparted minimum knowledge and minimum performance in the following areas:
    • Geosciences: Achievements worth at least 60 credit points
    • Chemistry: Achievements worth at least 10 credit points
    • Mathematics or physics: Achievements totaling at least 15 credit points
    • at least another 20 credit points from other mathematical, natural science, or geoscientific subjects

Courses Units

It is a consecutive course that requires a bachelor's degree in the same or a related subject. The course consists of a compulsory part with 19 credit points and a compulsory elective part with 71 credit points as well as a master's thesis with 30 credit points. Compulsory modules are:

  • Numerical Methods in Geosciences
  • Mapping course and spatial data processing
  • Project study or internship

The compulsory elective is threefold (core competencies, geoscientific specializations, subject-related supplements). 
You can choose between three profile directions:

  • Energy, resources & storage
  • Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology
  • Mineralogy & Geochemistry

Alternatively, modules can be freely selected from the profiles. In the Energy, Resources & Storage profile, the course can be studied entirely in English.

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