Institute of Applied Geosciences

MSc Program Applied Geosciences

Welcome to our 2-year MSc program Applied Geosciences Karlsruhe at KIT. We offer three MSc profiles Energy, Resources & Storage - ERS, Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology and Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Alternatively, you may chose modules from different profiles (FlexiGeo) according to your interests. The language of instruction in Energy, Resources & Storage - ERS is English:


Energy, Resources & Storage - ERS

Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology

Mineralogy & Geochemistry - MIG

language of instruction: English language of instruction: German language of instruction: German
  • shallow and deep geothermics
  • fossil energy resources
  • subsurface storage of renewable energy &  nuclear storage
  • raw materials & recycling
  • ore deposits & mining
  • industrial minerals & processing
  • pit and quarry industry
  • environmental assessment
  • Groundwater protection and management
  • Groundwater and ecosystems
  • Karst and Alpine Hydrogeology
  • Contaminated sites and remediation
  • Artificial intelligence for environment, climate and water
  • Near-surface geothermal energy
  • Urban Underground Management
  • Mass movements and geo risks
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • 3D geological modelling
  • Nuclear disposal
  • Big Data in the Earth Sciences
  • development of new materials
  • crystallography
  • technical mineralogy
  • material sciences
  • state-of-the-art analytics


Bullet points MSc AGW at KIT

  • 4 semester regular study time (2 years) including 6 months MSc thesis
  • 120 ECTS credits
  • language of instruction English and German, depending on on your chosen profile
  • Incomings can study our major profile GeoEnergy & GeoResources in English
  • for the major profile GeoEnergy & GeoResources our students are requested to verify their English language skills by a C1 certificate not older than 3 years before start of their MSc thesis

MSc Admission requirements

  • first university degree according to admission regulations, e.g. SPO (in German)
  • proven language proficiency
  • admission is possible for both summer and winter term, we recommend to start with the winter term
  • additional notes on tuition fees for non-EU students from our International Office External Link


Please find our module overview with a detailed overview on our profiles and course details of our MSc Applied Geosciences @KIT. The links proved more information on our three profiles Energy, Resources & Storage - ERS (language of instruction is English), Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology (language of instruction is mainly German) and Mineralogy and Geochemistry (language of instruction is mainly German).

Our MSc program includes several field courses. This includes a mapping course to Spain or Scandinavia. Our international trips took us to Brazil, Oman, Iceland and S-Africa. Additional field courses are part of the respective module within each profile. This includes trips to Switzerland, S-England, Pyrenees and other locations.