The Master’s programme ‘Experimental Geosciences’ pursues training and research in one of the central areas in modern Earth Sciences: the experimental simulation of processes occurring in the Earth. This includes the characterization of physical and chemical properties of Earth materials to advance our understanding of such properties. The M.Sc. programme ‘Experimental Geosciences’ encompasses a number of traditional scientific fields: mineralogy, crystallography, solid state physics, inorganic chemistry, material sciences, geochemistry, and cosmochemistry, as well as geophysics. Only by integrating these diverse subfields can one fully understand the structure and dynamics of the Earth.
Profile of the Master’s Programme
The M.Sc. programme ‘Experimental Geosciences’ is centered on the expertise of Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics, BGI). BGI is a central research facility at the University of Bayreuth and a global leader in research and training in experimental geochemistry and geophysics. The institute is also involved in materials science research and has developed strong relationships with industry partners.
In the M.Sc. programme, students are integrated into small research groups right from the beginning. They work on independent projects under the close and personal supervision of experienced scientists. The laboratory-based work is supplemented by lectures as well as literature and research seminars. The language of instruction is English.
Fields of Employment
Over the course of their studies, students build up a solid expertise in earth and materials science that will allow them to pursue a career in industry or academia.
A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or equivalent in a natural science or a related engineering field is required.
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Last updated November 24, 2018