Study opportunities  

Study opportunities

Geosciences: Environmental Dynamics and Georisks


Master of Science (M.Sc.)


Usually Bachelor of Science degree in geology, geophysics, mineralogy or geosciences, aptitude test


This is a non-consecutive, more research-oriented study programme ending with the Master of Science as a further professional qualification. Geoscientists research the structure, features and development of the earth. In this programme there is in-depth study of two major elements of earth system research. The environmental changes in the earth’s history in relation to endogenic and exogenic processes are examined, with the focus being on the more recent history of the earth (Cenozoic era) and the effect of climate fluctuations. Students will learn about the causes of climatic and environmental changes, the natural archives of these changes and geo-scientific methods of reconstruction. Another focus is on the georisks resulting from current processes in the earth’s interior, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In particular, the aim is to enable students to make significant contributions to basic research and to evaluate and assess environmental risks and georisks.

graduation admission Studies commencing in study period study guide offer since/at
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Unrestricted admission with subject-specific admission requirements W 4 PDF WS 2007/2008

last update: 20.03.2018 

Academic Advisor

Prof.Dr.phil.nat.habil. Michael Korn (Master)
phone: +49 341 97-32803

Prof.Dr.rer.nat.habil. Werner Ehrmann (Master)
phone: +49 341 97-32901


Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences