Applied + Environmental Geoscience AEG – Master

Fakultät Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Abschluss Master
Zulassungsbeschränkung ja
Regelstudienzeit 4 Semester
Anfangssemester Wintersemester
Studienform konsekutiv
Unterrichtssprache Nur Englisch


Study Outline

The M.Sc. "Applied & Environmental Geoscience" is an international research-oriented two-year study program. Building on adequate knowledge of a first qualifying degree the program imparts advanced skills in the field of environmental geosciences. The program aims for a comprehensive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological process mechanisms in the geo- and hydrosphere as well as the acquisition of basic practical skills in dealing with environmental hazards.

The entrance qualification requirements allow qualified applicants from various fields of science the participation in the program and thus access to a career in environmental geosciences. So students of different science background learn to qualitatively and quantitatively address complex processes in soils, water and air and evaluate environmental risks based on multi-disciplinary approaches in order to derive appropriate solution strategies.


AEG Leaflet


Selection procedure

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


Information on the application and selection criteria are found on the program’s web page


CHECK whether you are ELIGIBLE to apply for the AEG program BEFORE you start the application procedure. Therefore you should send us scanned copies of your (preliminary) Bachelor transcript with information about your CGPA, the maximum possible grade and the minimum passing grade.


Entrance requirements

First degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Geosciences, Geoecology, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Geography, Soil Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering or a field related to environmental sciences with an overall grade (CGPA) equivalent to or better than 2,5 in the German grading system.

Since all courses are taught in English, therefore adequate knowledge of the English language are required, equivalent to level B2 (CEFR). Language requirements also met if English is the native language, a first degree was acquired with English as the official medium of instruction, or an internationally renowned institutional English language efficiency exam is provided with a minimum score equivalent to a TOEFL iBT score of 79 or an IELTS of 6.0.


Possible Combinations

The AEG program cannot be complemented with a minor subject.


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 Possibility


For further information see the website Faculty of Science - Doctoral Studies


Course Counselling

Dr. Peter Merkel, Telefon: +49-(0)7071-29-78921, Email: aeg.msc[at]



Study Outline

The AEG Master is a two year program. To complete the programme students have to earn 120 credits points from a variety of six compulsory (36 credit points) and nine elective course modules (54 credit points) as well as a master’s thesis (30 credit points).

The three compulsory lecture modules Hydrogeology, Aquatic and Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Modeling 1 introduce students in the major core areas of applied geo- and environmental sciences. These modules are offered in the first semester and allow students to focus on their individual field of specialization in semester 2-4. The three additional compulsory modules, namely Scientific Practice 1+2 and Scientific Presentation (semesters 2-4), allow the students to gain additional practical interdisciplinary skills in the course of their studies. They acquire methodological, conceptual as well as practical skills for scientific research in the field of environmental geosciences in close interaction with staff and research groups.

The third and fourth semesters focus on the elaboration of a master’s thesis, starting in the third semester.

In addition to the comprehensive compulsory program students choose one of the following three areas of specialization: (1) Hydrogeology, (2) Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Microbiology, (3) Environmental Physics and Environmental Modeling. Each area of specialization requires three distinct elective modules from the elective module pool.

For the remaining six elective modules any module from the available module pool can be chosen.

One preparatory module is offered at the beginning of the course to allow students, independently from their prior studies, to acquire necessary background knowledge in the certain fields of sciences and geosciences.


Further information on the modules




Information about the Erasmus Exchange Program



So far over 200 students from 63 countries have graduated from the AEG program. You will find our alumni list on the AEG Alumni-Website.


Information about Alumni of the University of Tübingen.

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