Master degree programmes in English

TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers seven Master degree programmes in English language (see below).

Flyer "International Master Programmes"

Flyer "International Master Programmes" (click to see PDF file)

Flyer International Master Programmes (PDF file, size: 1.4 MB)


Advanced Mineral Resource Development

The aim of the international Master programme Advanced Mineral Resources Development (AMRD) is the acquisition of knowledge and competence in developing sustainability and environmentally friendly methods in mining and mine remediation under economical considerations. The foundation is an international study at three partner universities: TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), National Mining University Dnipro (Ukraine) and China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing.

The programme imparts to the students knowledge and skills for independent scientific work in the field of environmentally friendly mining, as well as mine remediation, with economic aspects. It combines natural, engineering, and economic sciences and it encourages the acquisition of intercultural competence, a key qualification for managerial staff in global natural resource companies.

Computational Materials Science

The international Master programme Computational Materials Science provides the unique opportunity to explore a wide range of length scales through an inter-disciplinary curriculum. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated in the lectures by cutting-edge research applications. During the research seminars the students will have the possibility to interact with scientists and engineers from industrial partners outside of the university. By the end of the two years master programme, the graduates will have the scientific qualification to build the links between Mechanical Engineering, Materials Sciences and Solid State Physics. Of most importance, they gained the capability in several computational methods to simulate material behavior.


The international Master programme Geoscience offers thorough knowledge in one of the three geo-scientific disciplines: Tectonophysis of Orogeny; Environmental Geoscience; Hydrogeology/Hydrochemistry. This course starts in winter semester only (1 October each year).

Groundwater Management

The international Master programme Groundwater Management combines knowledge of hydrosphere, water chemistry, modeling, groundwater protection, and groundwater rehabilitation with management techniques and business administration skills. 

International Management of Resources & Environment (IMRE)

The MBA programme International Management of Resources & Environment combines managerial capabilities with technical knowledge in geological sciences and environmental protection educating experts for the environmental and resource management.

International Business of Developing and Emerging Markets (IBDEM)

The MBA programme International Business of Developing and Emerging Markets provides future Eastern and Western Managers with theoretical and practical insights into business administration and economics. It will permit the students to understand and participate in today's and future opportunities in the transition and development issues of worldwide business.

Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MoRe)

Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management imparts knowledge and skills to the students for self-reliant scientific work in the fields of environmentally friendly mining, mining remediation and vitalisation of industries.

The programme is based on the worldwide unique German know-how on mining remediation, especially for uranium, lignite and ore mining. A further part in this context is brownfield revitalisation. It was created as a concept of a unique, research oriented study programme.

Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

The increasing demand for raw materials, their price volatility, the production concentration and the market distortions imposed by some countries, confront Europe and other world regions with a number of challenges along the entire value chain. To tackle this supply risk challenge and to deal with environmental problems arising from too large emissions of waste (such as CO2), technological innovation is required with respect to exploration of new resources and sustainable primary mining, sustainable use of resources in specific products and production processes (e.g. substitution of critical metals in materials), prevention of waste generation, valorisation of secondary (alternative) resources and recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.

The International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) aims at educating a new range of professionals with a holistic overview on resource management and up-to-date processing technologies, who are familiar with sustainability concepts and possess an innovative mind-set to boost the economic importance of this sector.

Students will be acquainted with the different (technological) options for optimizing flows of natural resources in the different parts of the chain, ranging from resource exploration over sustainable materials use and use of resources in production processes to recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products. The focus is on developing ground-breaking technologies, engineering and re-inventing the value chain to make it more sustainable. Students will get a broad view on the entire value chain in its different aspects.

Networking and exchange of knowledge and experience between different nationalities, between academic and non-academic partners and between scholars and students will be promoted.

SINReM is offered by a consortium consisting of 3 Institutes of Higher Education:

  • Universiteit Gent / Ghent University (UGent, Gent, Belgium);
  • Uppsala University (UU, Uppsala, Sweden);
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUFreiberg, Freiberg, Germany).

The SINReM programme is (co)financed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology within the EIT Raw Materials programme and aims at achieving an EIT label. EIT-labelled educational programmes foster students to become more creative, innovative and entrepreneurs.

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