Master of Science (taught in German)
Applied Geosciences

Study your Master in Darmstadt!

The Master programme Applied Geosciences has its emphasis on the applied aspects of geosciences, with a geoscientific focus on environmental research. Building on our correspondent bachelor's programme, knowledge, skills and competencies are imparted in particular in the fields of hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry, engineering geology, geothermal energy, applied mineralogy as well as atmospheric aerosol.

Structure of the Study Programme

Our students can choose between one of two specializations (“Applied Geology” or “Environmental Geochemistry”), which correspond to the core subjects of our institute's research activities. The students are directly involved in the ongoing research projects at the institute via method-oriented teaching forms such as exercises, practical laboratory and field courses and excursions.

  • Each of the specializations consists of a specially adapted compulsory or optional module. These fields include a catalogue of subjects specifically selected for each specialization.
  • In addition, there is an interdisciplinary compulsory elective area (e.g. computer science, ecology, economics, geotechnics…).
  • The final module contains the master thesis as well as a final colloquium, in which the results are presented and discussed within the framework of a lecture.


Our study programme is not admission restricted and there is no NC. Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Geosciences from TU Darmstadt or an equivalent degree. The Examination Board decides on the equivalence.

The curriculum of the programme is intended for a start in the winter semester. However, it is also possible to enter the Master's programme in the summer semester to ensure an easier Bachelor's/Master's transition.

You will find all relevant information for enrolling in a Master's programme and a link to the application portal and application deadlines on the pages of the Central Student Services (in German).

Application for international students

Relevant information regarding Application and Admission for International Degree-Seeking Students can be found on TU Darmstadt's Prospective Students pages.

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Study Information

You can find detailed information about the study programme, including the module handbook, the study and examination plan and the course catalogue on TU Darmstadt's Central Study page.

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