Master of Science in Geosciences

Goethe University Frankfurt

Program Description

Master of Science in Geosciences

Goethe University Frankfurt

Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling.

The dimensions range from the smallest temporal and spatial units (e.g. atmospheric discharges or crystalline structures) up to the age of Earth, the global continental drift and mantle convection. The diverse interactions require intensive co-operation among very different disciplines.

At the Department of Geoscience/Geography at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, these disciplines are meteorology, physical geography, geology, palaeontology, mineralogy and geophysics. There are also close links with the Senckenberg Museum and the Institute of Applied Geosciences at TU Darmstadt. Lectures given by members of both institutions are included in the programme. The Master’s programme in Geoscience is based on traditional earth sciences and students receive instruction in geology, palaeontology, geophysics and mineralogy. The Master’s programme can follow a Bachelor’s degree. Students on the study programme can specialise in geology, geophysics, mineralogy or palaeontology.

Admission requirements

  • Precondition for admission to the Master’s programme is a Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience from a German higher education institution or a Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience or another natural sciences degree that is recognised as equivalent by the examination board
  • The examination board decides who is admitted into the Master’s programme and whether exceptions can be made if necessary, based on the request submitted by candidates. The application must include the usual documents such as records, certificates, CV etc. as well as a ‘diploma supplement’ and a short written statement about the student’s concrete plans for the study programme (e.g. the desired specialist area).
  • The student must have satisfactory English language skills as some lectures are also taught in English.
  • Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills.

Provisional admission

All students who would like to finish their studies this semester and are interested in starting a Master’s programme in Geoscience at Goethe Universität immediately after the Bachelor’s degree (per e-mail), must apply for admission to the Bachelor’s thesis no later than six weeks after the start of the semester at the examination office (e-mail: A.Schlapp@em.uni-frankfurt.de).

The request must include the following data:
1. personal information (name, matriculation number, contact details)
2. name of the tutor
3. subject of the Bachelor’s thesis
4. list of all the successfully completed modules that have achieved at least 110 CPs
5. proof of the successfully completed seminar from BP6

The students and tutors concerned will receive written confirmation giving the starting date of the thesis once the request has been checked.

In the event the request for admission is submitted at a later date, the certificates stating the completion of the Bachelor’s degree that is necessary for the studies to continue may not be issued in time.

Mode of admission

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

This school offers programs in:
  • German
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Last updated January 25, 2018
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Oct. 2019
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4 semesters
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370 EUR
Approx. 370 € administrative fee per semester (incl. free public transport)
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