Geosciences (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Geosciences (B.Sc.)


Institute of Geoscience - Mainz


Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geosciences

Subject Matter

The consecutive Master's program in Geosciences follows on from an initial academic qualification for work in the professional field (= Bachelor of Science in Geosciences) towards a second such degree, i.e. the Master of Science in Geosciences (hereinafter, M.Sc. Geosciences). Through the same application- and research-oriented Master's program, students are taught advanced scientific knowledge in specializations relating to geosciences. Graduates will acquire the core competencies for professional practice, as well as for scientific work in the field. They will be able to work in a more independent and responsible manner in their future careers. The program is adapted to key socially and politically relevant topics such as climate change, resource scarcity and geohazards, and also takes into account topics currently being discussed in scientific research.

Master entrance requirements

You can find information about the entrance requirements on the corresponding German website:
Geowissenschaften (M.Sc.)


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).