Institute of Applied Geosciences

MSc Sustainable Energy-Resources-Storage (ERS)

Our Applied Geosciences MSc program Sustainable Energy, Resources & Storage (ERS) provides an understanding of the Earth's upper crust, utilized by human kind. The language of instruction in ERS is English. 


geothermal energy, the environmentally-friendly supply of minerals and metals such as lithium from subsurface waters, new gases such as hydrogen, underground storage of renewable energies and long-term storage, environmental assessment

carreer Our graduates work in national and international companies in exploration and production, environmental protection, civil engineering and tunnel construction.

The ERS profile is closely linked to our research in the Helmholtz programme for geoenergy, especially geothermal energy, funding internationally visible large scale infrastructures.

We are also a member of the national ThinkTank Industrial Resources Strategies.

Our students are active in the SGE student chapter focusing on raw materials, and the SPE student chapter focusing on energy and storage. Movies of our students are shown on Facebook and YouTube.

The 2-year MSc program includes courses in the first 3 semesters and the preparation of the MSc thesis and degree in the 4th semester. It is divided into geoscientific core competencies (55 credits, CP), geoscientific specializations (25 CP), subject-related supplements (10 CP) and the master thesis (30 CP). Further information about the variety of modules in each category can be found on the tabs. An overview of modules can also be downloaded here and in detail in our module handbook.