The international Master's Programme in Geophysics is research-oriented. It allows students to specialise in one of the following fields: Geodynamics, Seismology or Paleo- and Geomagnetism. The Munich Geophysics is internationally noted for its research expertise in numerical modeling and simulation. Therefore we are interested in recruiting not only students with a background in the geosciences, but equally students from physics, mathematics, or the engineering sciences.
The courses are organised in a modular fashion according to the European Bologna approach. It is an international programme and all courses are offered in English language (at students' request). Successful graduates of the programme are awarded the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.). In this respect the new programme replaces the former Diplomstudiengang Geophysik.
The master's programme in Geophysics started in the winter term 2007/2008. It is jointly offered by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM) under the roof of the Munich Geocenter. As lead university of the programme LMU is responsible for enrolment.
The University charges a tuition fee of 500 euros per semester, which is earmarked for improving study conditions. In addition, it charges a small student union fee.
Specialisation: choose one module from the following three
Choose two modules from the following
Candidates for the programme must possess the equivalent of a bachelor's degree (in a programme of at least 6 semesters) with a final grade of at least 3.0 (when translated to the German grading system) in one of the following fields:
Candidates for the programme must provide proof of very good mastery of the English language. This can be documented by various means.
Alternative proofs may be accepted by the board of examiners if a corresponding application is made. This might e.g. be a
However, in general a standardised test is definitely preferred.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich enjoys a centuries-old tradition and today is one of the most internationally renowned and strongest research universities in Germany.