General Information

Geology is the science of the structure, development and composition of the earth. Above all, it deals with the outer shell of the earth, the lithosphere.


The Geology course is free of admission!


Geology is a Bachelor's/Master's programme. In the regular 6 semester Bachelor's programme, students learn the basics of general geology, historical geology & palaeontology, mineralogy, structural geology, sedimentology, regional, applied, economic and marine geology, quaternary geology and hydrogeology. In addition, knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry and optionally English, public law or zoology is imparted.
The Master's programme "Earth Sciences" focuses on three areas: Geology (I), Applied Georesources and Environment (II), and Quaternary Science (III), in which students can choose an interdisciplinary approach. The Master's degree is completed after 4 semesters.


Career Prospects

Future employers value geologists for their broad scientific knowledge, a highly practice-oriented education and a high degree of flexibility. After completing their studies, graduates therefore find employment in a wide variety of fields in addition to positions at universities and research institutions. With the increasing global demand for energy and mineral raw materials, the future prospects for geologists are excellent. There they deal with the exploration, evaluation and mining of important raw materials, such as energy raw materials (oil and coal), metallic raw materials and mass raw materials (stone, sand, clay). In addition, increasing environmental awareness means that many geologists are finding their professional field in environmental protection.


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