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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften
Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 322-3233

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Student body

Degree courses with details

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

11/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Publications per academic


Citations per publication


Third party funds per academic

54,500 €

Doctorates per professor


Research reputation


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

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Support in studies

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Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation

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Laboratory internships

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Research orientation

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Offers for career orientation

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Support for stays abroad

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Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The B.Sc. focuses on the broadest possible education in the geosciences, which enables an individual profile formation in the M.Sc. or PhD. The focus is on the teaching of fundamentals and their implementation in practice from a scientific point of view. The profile formation is discussed individually and not subject-related with a mentor and documented in a target agreement. There is the possibility to acquire job-specific qualifications in applied geology or to obtain a binational German-Argentinean double degree.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Uni Thessaloniki, Giechenland; Universität Wien, Österreich; Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spanien; Uni Oviedo, Spanien; Karls-Universität Prag, Tschechien; Technische Universität Istanbul, Türkei; Stockholm University, Schweden

Special features regarding the equipment

Central microanalysis (including electron beam microprobe, XRD powder diffraction, scanning electron microscope); rock physics and rock mechanics laboratory test facilities; hydrochemical and hydraulic laboratories; library; workshop.

Special features regarding research activities

geoscientific cross-sectional research, sustainable energy resources, in particular geothermal energy (cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute IEE located next to the campus), raw materials and post-mining.




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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