Applied Geosciences Master

Welcome to the Applied Geosciences at the University of Excellence KIT, one of the few institutes in Germany to achieve top positions in international rankings.
Here, at one of the largest technical research institutions in Europe, you will receive an excellent education and get to know your lecturers personally.
Karlsruhe, one of the sunniest cities in south-west Germany, offers you a high quality of life in one of Europe's strongest economic regions.
The field of Applied Geosciences contributes to the applied topics of energy, storage, groundwater and raw materials. The innovative environment at KIT enables you to advance your career in industry and research.

Together we develop sustainable solutions for global challenges!

Your future starts with us

Your commitment and our application orientation will qualify you for a job in industry, the service sector, public administration and for an academic career (doctorate). As a University of Excellence, KIT offers excellent research infrastructures within the Helmholtz Association. And our Faculty of Civil Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences enables you to shape your future.

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 2 years leading to a "Master of Science (M.Sc.)" degree; 120 credit points (corresponding to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS) must be completed. Individual prorgram length may differ from regular program length.

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Regular program length: 4 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 120 credit points

Language of instruction: German or English

Program Structure

In our applied MSc program, you can choose from three profiles depending on your interests:

    ERS (Sustainable Energy, Resources & Storage)
    HYDRO-ING (Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology)
    MiG (Mineralogy and Geochemistry)

We teach what we research and research what we teach: In the field of geo-energy on the extraction of geothermal energy and chemical energy sources such as hydrogen towards CO2-free energies, in the field of groundwater on sustainable water management, in the field of raw materials (metals, minerals) on resources for a supply of renewable energies, battery storage and industrial products, in the field of storage on water reservoirs and large underground facilities for heating, cooling, chemical energy sources, hydropower, greenhouse gases (CCS) and other final storage facilities.

Since the founding of the University of Karlsruhe in 1825, the field of Applied Geosciences has continously contributed to further developement of KIT in research and teaching. At Germany's oldest technical university, the focus is on sustainable use of the environment above and below ground.

Further information can be found here!