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Geosciences

full time

  • Master of Science

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Mainz

    Location

  • 23 days left (Germans and inhabitants)

    23 days left (EU), 23 days left (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
  • Geosciences
  • Mineralogy
Focus

Petrogenesis, Special Isotope Geology, Paleoclimate, Analytical Palaeontology, Crystallography, Geodynamical and Petrological Methods, Volcanoes and Atmosphere, Orogenic Systems, Mineralogical Material Science and Gemmology, Technical Mineralogy

Target group

Through the equally application and research oriented Master's degree course, the aim is to teach students in-depth scientific knowledge in the specialist fields of geoscience. Graduates obtain core competences for professional practice and for scientific fields of work. They are able to work independently and responsible in their profession. The degree course is adapted to pressing socio-political relevant topics such as climate change, scarcity of resources and georisks, but it also takes into account topics from current scientific research discussions.

Annotation

If the Bachelor degree certificate is not available by the application deadline, but at least 135 credit points can be demonstrated: Submit a certificate of study and examinations and the average grade achieved so far. (This certificate must be issued by the relevant higher education institution, original or officially authenticated copy). After enrolment, the diploma must be submitted. If the degree was obtained abroad: officially authenticated copy of a certificate of recognition (responsible: Student Service - Admission International).

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in the subject of Geosciences or an equivalent degree from a university in Germany or abroad or Bachelor's or equivalent degree from a university in Germany or abroad in another subject, if at least 10 days of geological mapping have been completed. If this requirement is not met, the applicant must take part in and successfully complete the 10-day BSc exercise “Geological Mapping” within the first semester of the MSc study programme. It is required that the students have sufficient active and passive English language skills to enable them to read English-language specialist literature and to take courses in English (proof not required).

Lecture period
  • 24.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 17.04.2023 - 23.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    Application deadline for degree courses subject to an aptitude test is 15.05.2022. Please also note the even earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

Summer semester (2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

    For Master's degree programmes with an aptitude test, the application deadline already ends on 15.11.2020. Please also note the earlier registration deadlines for the aptitude test in the respective subjects.

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.10.2022 - 01.03.2023

    Applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification abroad should have their certificates recognised early on via the Student Service (www.uni-mainz.de/incoming). The application for recognition should be submitted six to eight weeks before the respective application deadline, as the certificate of recognition must be enclosed with the application.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

Further languages

English

International office

Studierendenservice - Zulassung International
Address
Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis 1, 1. OG
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22525
Fax:
06131 / 39-25548
Email:
incomings@international.uni-mainz.de
Web:
https://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/internationales-incoming/

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung, Studierenden Service Center, Forum universitatis, Eingang 1, 1. OG
Address
Forum universitatis 1
55128
Mainz
Tel:
06131 / 39-22122
Fax:
06131 / 39-25004
Email:
zsb@uni-mainz.de
Web:
http://www.studium.uni-mainz.de/zsb

Graduate contact

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Fachbereich 09 - Chemie, Pharmazie, Geographie und Geowissenschaften Institut für Geowissenschaften
Address
55099
Mainz
Tel:
49 6131 / 39-20326
Email:
seelos@uni-mainz.de

Dr. Klemens Seelos