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Geoscience

Study concept

The international Master's degree programme in Geoscience (MGEX) provides students with a solid foundation in various disciplines of geology, environmental science and geophysics. We are looking for talented and motivated students who are committed to their graduate studies. Our goal is to train students for careers in industry, academia and government by employing innovative teaching and mentoring and providing opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. Students have access to a variety of practical methods from field, laboratory and numerical approaches. Teaching takes the form of seminar work, independent research and integrated courses. Students can choose from the following specialisations:

  • Computational and Mathematical Geoscience
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Groundwater Resources
  • Tectonics and Geo-Thermochronology

MGEX is attractive for students with a strong interest in research. The degree programme is geared towards a specific specialisation. The first semester includes an introduction to the chosen specialisation with a course on scientific communication. Experimental laboratory and field studies are essential components of the second semester, while the third semester offers advanced courses. The student completes a comprehensive research project and writes a thesis summarising this study. Students defend their Master's thesis at the end of their studies.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining (Faculty 3)
Degree
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Yes
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement
  • A university degree of at least six semesters (e.g. Bachelor's degree) in the field of geosciences or a comparable subject area - with at least 80% of the maximum achievable performance.
  • Letter of motivation (one A4 page)

Language skills/ GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)/ GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

  • English language skills: TOEFL 90 points (internet-based test), IELTS 6.5 or equivalent language test or
  • a university entrance qualification obtained at an English-speaking school or
  • a degree programme taught entirely in English 
  • or English as a native language can be taken into account as an equivalent.
  • GMAT (570 points) or 
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): 305 points
Course language
English
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Traugott Scheytt
Meißerbau
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 12
traugott.scheytt [at] geo.tu-freiberg.de
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at] tu-freiberg.de
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 3 (Geosciences, Geotechnics and Mining)
Otto-Meißer-Bau
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 12
fsr3 [at] stura.tu-freiberg.de

Why study Geoscience at TUBAF?

The international Master's programme "Geoscience" (MGEX) provides students with a solid foundation in various aspects of geology, environmental science and geophysics. We are particularly looking for talented and motivated students who wish to pursue graduate studies. Our goal is to prepare students for successful careers in industry, academia and government through innovative teaching and mentoring, as well as opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research activities. Students are offered training opportunities in a variety of field, laboratory and numerical approaches.