In the Master's Degree Programme Geosciences, you deepen and extend the competences acquired in the bachelor's degree programmes in the fields of geology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, petrology and geochemistry, mineralogy and hydrogeochemistry, hydrogeology and engineering geology.
In the master’s degree programme, you
multi-proxyapproaches to conduct (paleo)environmental research.
With access to the most modern infrastructure (e.g. high-resolution mass spectrometer), you can investigate, for example, the formation and decay of minerals or the age and chemistry of the planet Earth. You will learn how minerals are formed by cultivating artificial minerals in practical courses and laboratory courses. You will use analytical and spectroscopic methods and determine the origin and age of solids.
You also improve your knowledge by taking part in practical field exercises and experiments:
Research stays abroad and vocational training are recommended and can be credited to the degree programme.
The master's programme is structured in a very flexible way and gives students the opportunity to specialise individually within the subject of geosciences. It offers an optimal combination of theoretical principles and practical applications and gives graduates a perfect basis for professional work in either basic or applied fields.
You can specialise in at most two of the following focal areas, although it is not mandatory to specialise in one of them:
International and national scientific exchange is assigned great importance in the master's programme. Students benefit from accessing the know-how of internationally renowned researchers, for example, in an open workshop. As a special feature of these workshops, the lecturers rotate, communicating different perspectives of the field of geosciences in each workshop. Students also benefit greatly from learning about extensive research projects conducted with support from the FWF, FFG, MICC, Horizon 2020 Excellent Sciences BASE-LiNE Earth and DFG, since the project results are directly incorporated into teaching.
Practical insights can be gained through long-term cooperation with corporate partners such as RHI Magnesita GmbH, ÖBB, or ASFINAG. Due to the firm, extensive networking available, it is possible to conduct master theses, research projects, or dissertation work with these network partners.
The prerequisite for admission is a completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
Additionally, you need to provide evidence of competence in the English language.
The admission procedure has already been completed.
Graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme Geosciences offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure.
Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz can apply for admission at the Registration Office without an admission procedure.
There will be no admission procedure. You can go directly to the next step (2. Admission).
If you have already been admitted to a degree programme at TU Graz, or have studied at TU Graz before, please come to the registration office in person to complete your admission during the admission period.
I chose this study programme because of my enthusiasm for nature and the geological diversity that exists on our planet. At school, questions such as how the Alps had evolved or why rocks have different colours, strengths and structures intrigued me immensely. What I think is special about studying geosciences is that you not only learn about the development of the earth and all related processes from the beginning until today, but you acquire enormous general knowledge as well.
However, this wide range of topics is not just taught in the lecture hall, but also practised directly on numerous excursions and hikes to help you apply theoretical processes to real nature.
The degree programme prepares you for a scientific career in all areas of the geosciences. Graduates work nationally and internationally in basic and applied research in university and non-university institutions, in industry, mining, in engineering offices, museums and in government offices.
In addition, taking part in the degree programme prepares you to carry out demanding activities in the following areas: