Applied + Environmental Geoscience AEG - Master

Eckdaten zum Studiengang

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät





4 Semester






Nur Englisch

Profil des Studiengangs

For detailed information see the AEG website


Study Outline

The M.Sc. program "Applied & Environmental Geoscience" (AEG) is an international research-oriented study program focusing on the evaluation and solution of environmental problems. Special emphasis is given to environmental problems in the subsurface such as the pollution of drinking water supplies from groundwater resources, the non-sustainable use of natural resources, the impact of short and long term waste disposal, the impact of climate and land-use change on soil and water quality.

The program aims for a comprehensive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological process mechanisms in the geo- and hydrosphere. Students from various science backgrounds learn to qualitatively and quantitatively address complex processes in soils, water and air and to evaluate environmental risks based on multi-disciplinary approaches.

AEG is a 2-year program, beginning in the winter semester of each year. It consists of a suite of 6 compulsory modules (36 credits), 9 elective modules (54 credits) and a Master thesis (30 credits).
The first semester with the compulsory modules "Hydrogeology", "Aquatic and Environmental Chemistry" and "Environmental Modeling 1" introduces students to the necessary theoretical and quantitative aspects of environmental and applied geosciences. The following semesters allow students an individual focus of studies. By choosing the appropriate elective modules students can specialize in

  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Physics and Environmental Modeling

In the compulsory modules "Scientific Practise 1+2" and "Scientific Presentation" students gain additional practical interdisciplinary skills, and benefit from close interaction with staff and research groups as well as an early start of the master thesis in the 3rd semester.

Further information on the modules

Selection procedure

To apply for the AEG program please follow the online application procedure on the University's website.

You find information on application prerequisites on the AEG web page.

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Geosciences, Geoecology, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Physical Geography, Soil Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering or a field related to environmental sciences
  • Good background in mathematics, chemistry, and physics
  • Overall grade (CGPA) equivalent to or better than 2,5 German grading system
  • English language proficiency: English test certificate or another proof of proficiency equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework CEFR (e.g. TOEFL iBT 79 points)

Language requirements
Since the degree is completely in English, you will need very good written and spoken English (either level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or a score at least 213 points by the „Test of English as a Foreign Language“ in a computer based test). No formal certificate is required, if you are a native speaker, if your previous degree was taught in English or if your school-leaving exam gives evidence of a sufficient level of English.

Possible Combinations

The AEG program cannot be complemented with a minor subject.

Numerus Clausus

The Master´s program is admission-restricted. The sufficient grade to be included in the numerus clauses is definite after the completion of the selection procedure.

Job perspectives

Focused on quantitative and multidisciplinary approaches the AEG program offers graduates a wide platform for an academic career as well as excellent job perspectives in the private sector. Main fields of employment are:

  • Further academic research career
  • Environmental Consultant in areas such as Brown field redevelopment, Characterization of sites (hydrogeology, geophysics, chemical and microbiological analysis), Land Recycling/Land Development, Project development, Environmental risk assessment, Modeling of flow and reactive transport in subsurface systems, Environmental analytics
  • Environmental Protection Agencies

PhD Options

Graduates of the Master program can pursue a PhD. For further information see the website Faculty of Science - Doctoral Studies.

Introduction sessions

Please click on the following link for further information concerning induction sessions taking place at the beginning of the semester: How to get started - general information for new students

Orientation for New Students and Beginners  are found in the campus-system.

Course Counselling

Dr. Peter Merkel
Phone: +49 (0)7071 - 29-78921
aeg.mscspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Examination Administration

The examination administration is carried out by the Central Registrar´s Office of the University of Tübingen. Here you cand find the contact partners and their contact details

Module handbook

You can find an overview of courses and modules here.

Exchange programs

Information about the Exchange programs: Division of International Affairs.

Angewandte Geowissenschaften Umwelt, Applied Environmental Geoscience