Geophysics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, German
    Language
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The international master program in Geophysics is research-oriented, allowing students to specialize in one of the following fields: geodynamics, seismology, or paleo- and geomagnetism. The program is noted internationally for its research expertise in numerical modeling and simulation. Therefore it strives to recruit not only students with a background in the geosciences, but students from physics, mathematics, and the engineering sciences as well.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The international master program in Geophysics is research-oriented, allowing students to specialize in one of the following fields: geodynamics, seismology, or paleo- and geomagnetism. The program is noted internationally for its research expertise in numerical modeling and simulation. Therefore it strives to recruit not only students with a background in the geosciences, but students from physics, mathematics, and the engineering sciences as well.

Programme Structure

Mandatory Modules

  • Fundamentals from Mathematics and Physics
  • Basic Geophysics
  • Tools
  • Advanced Geophysics
  • Independent Scientific Research

Specialisation: choose one module from the following three

  • Advanced Geodynamics
  • Advanced Seismology
  • Advanced Paleo- and Geomagnetism

Choose two modules from the following:

  • Geochemistry and Geomaterials
  • Applied and Industrial Geophysics
  • ESPACE (Earth oriented space science)

Detailed Programme Facts

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      • EEA

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

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:

  • Geosciences
  • Geophysics
  • Mineralogy
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Sciences
  • or related subject

Candidates for the programme must provide proof of very good mastery of the English language. This can be documented by various means.

Standardised Tests:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a result of at least 213 points (computer-based test)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE); grade A or B
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE); grade A or B

Alternative proofs may be accepted by the board of examiners if a corresponding application is made. This might e.g. be a:

  • higher education entrance qualification from an institution with English as language of instruction
  • degree from an higher education institution with English as language of instruction
  • a bachelor's thesis written in the English language

However, in general a standardised test is definitely preferred.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EEA
  • There are no tuition fees for this course. There is, however, a semester fee of 114,50 € for each student comprising a student services contribution (52 €) and a basic fee for public transportation (62,50 €).
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