Master of Science in Environmental Science

Goethe University Frankfurt

Program Description

Master of Science in Environmental Science

Goethe University Frankfurt

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an admission freeze application for the summer semester 2018 is not possible, unfortunately. You are welcome to apply again for the winter semester 2018/19 (applications start is expected in April 2018).

The overall objective of the programme is a more in-depth education in the areas of environmental sciences. The Master´s programme teaches students the necessary knowledge and skills that encourage them to think independently and act responsibly.

As the fields of activity in environmental sciences are constantly changing, the programme aims to teach students to make themselves familiar with new developments and to learn the ropes of new areas quickly and to contribute to new research and technology developments in their field of expertise.

Environmental sciences deal with processes in the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, and how these are influenced by man. Understanding these processes and especially the interaction between the different compartments becomes increasingly important, for example with reference to global climate change and the consumption of resources coupled with the inflow of foreign matter into our ecosystems. It is a particular challenge to differentiate natural changes from changes that are caused by anthropogenic activities and to quantify these changes if possible.

This requires a high degree of understanding of the processes, which students will be taught in the study programme. This understanding is usually not enough to correct environmental changes that are recognised as damaging. In most cases, correction requires a change in the behaviour of the people involved in the processes.

For this reason, the environmental sciences study programme includes social aspects such as consumer behaviour and an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or German Diplom in a natural sciences programme (especially life sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, meteorological physics or physics) or a state examination in life sciences, chemistry or earth science discipline, or candidates can request that another discipline be accepted
  • Study-related courses in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheres' Chemistry, Biological Science, Geopedology, Hydrology, Material Cycles and Social Ecology
  • Letter of Motivation (1-2 pages)
    The letter of motivation presents, in particular, the personal and specific interest in the Masters Course and which major of the course is most interesting
  • the examination office may set other conditions (max. 30 CPs from the Bachelor’s programme)
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

Provisional admission

Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points) must have been obtained; the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished.
Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.

Mode of admission

Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.

This school offers programs in:
  • German
Goethe University Frankfurt

Last updated January 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
370 EUR
Approx. 370 € administrative fee per semester (incl. free public transport)
Information
Deadline
Locations
Germany - Frankfurt, Hesse
Start date : Oct. 2019
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Dates
Oct. 2019
Germany - Frankfurt, Hesse
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