Institute of Applied Geosciences

Applied Geosciences Master

Applied Geosciences Master program

We welcome you to our 2-year MSc program Applied Geosciences at KIT. Since the foundation of the Karlsruhe University in 1825, Applied Geosciences has continuously contributed to the further development of KIT in research and teaching. At Germany's oldest University of Technology, we focus on the sustainable use of georesources energy, groundwater, rawmaterials in the environment, following UN's Gobal Challenges.

Our applied study program, integrated in the engineering faculty of Construction-Geo-Environment, deals with the sustainable use of the environment, above and underground. In our English Master's program ERS you will acquire competences on Energy-RawMaterials-Storage according to your interests. For our other two profiles, the language of instruction is German.

Degree Master of Science
Standard study period 4 Semester (2 years, 120 ECTS)
Our 3 MSc profiles

- Energy, Resources & Storage - ERS

- Hydro- & Engineering Geology

- Mineralogy & Geochemistry - MiG

Language of instruction is English

- Energy, Resources & Storage - ERS: English B2 proficiency (German high school diploma (Abitur) level)

Language of instruction is German

- Hydro- & Engineering Geology: German B2 proficiency  

- Mineralogy & Geochemistry - MiG: German B2 proficiency

What is a B2 English proficiency?

- A German high school diploma (Abitur) with a basic course in English, or

- Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 90 points in the internet-based test or

- IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.5 and no Section under 5.5 or

- University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or

- University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

- UNIcert at least level II.

- See also statutes for access to the MSc AGW

Module handbook (MHB)

in english:  MHB WS20/21 EN,MHB SS20 EN

Exam-ination regu-lations (SPO) SPO2016
Archive older MHBs and SPOs

You at KIT!

Whether renewable energies, water or raw materials for batteries and solar systems - are you interested in the sustainable use of resources? We at the KIT University of Excellence are one of the few applied institutes in Germany that hold top positions in international rankings. Here, you receive an excellent education and get to know your lecturers personally. At one of the largest engineering research institutions in Europe, we teach in small groups. Karlsruhe, one of the sunniest cities in southwestern Germany, offers you a high quality of life in one of the economically strongest regions of Europe. Together we develop sustainable solutions for global challenges!

Our Profiles in the Master Applied Geosciences @KIT

Our MSc program in Applied Geosciences has three different profiles: Energy, RawMaterials & Storage (ERS), Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology (HYDRO-ING) and Mineralogy & Geochemistry (MiG). The MSc program ERS can be studied completely in English.

Our students on a field trip to Iceland.

We teach what we research and research what we teach: In geoenergy for the production of geothermal energy, fossil and chemical energy sources such as hydrogen to improve climate-friendly energies, in raw materials to increase the security of supply and transparency (metals, minerals and water) for the expansion of renewable energies, battery storage and industrial products, in storage large subsurface facilities for heat, cold, chemical energy sources, hydropower, greenhouse gases (CCS), repositories, in groundwater for sustainable management, in foundation engineering for a safe foundation soil.

AGW-Professoren 2019

Our professors.

Your future begins with us.

Your commitment and our applied focus will qualify you for jobs in industry, the service sector, public administration, and for an academic career (doctorate). KIT as University of Excellence offers excellent research infrastructures in the Helmholtz Association. And our Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences enables you to shape your future.


Program start

Examination regulations (SPO)

Module handbook

from WS 2016/2017

SPO 2016

Module handbook
(WS 20/21)

Further documents on older study and examination regulations as well as study plans and module manuals can be found in the archive.


Key qualifications

In addition to teaching technical qualifications, KIT attaches importance to interdisciplinary qualifications (key qualifications). These include, for example, languages, scientific work and writing, presentation, time management, or teamwork.

For Master's students starting their studies in winter semester 2016/17, the key qualifications that have been added up to that point are not required. In the future, these will be provided integratively (i.e. as part of the subject modules). However, it will still be possible to acquire additional benefits of max. 30 ETCS points. For further details see SPO 2016.