MSc in Geosciences at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

RWTH Aachen University • Aachen 4 Semesters
Gernamy Full Time
Master of Sciences (MSc) Onsite

The aim of the specialization field of Applied Mineralogy and Crystallography (AMC) is to gain basic knowledge (including the theoretical basis) about the chemical and physical properties of naturally occurring minerals and of nature-inspired synthetic materials. This will lead to a deeper understanding of the relationship between the atomistic structure of these materials and their properties. Such knowledge will not only allow students to understand the influence of these properties on the geological processes but also help them to develop novel materials with tailored properties for technologically relevant applications.

Students can choose from a variety of modules, such as Diffraction Methods, Crystal Growth, laboratory courses, Interface, and Micro-scale Mineralogy, Electron Microscopy, Advanced Organic, and Inorganic Environmental Geochemistry, Texture Analysis, and Materials Engineering.

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Enrollment Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science or Engineering with at least 180 ECTS
  2. a minimum of 90 ECTS in geoscientific modules, at least 5 ECTS of which have to be earned in field work
  3. a minimum of 30 ECTS in mathematics, chemistry, and physics modules

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free Of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Natural Science

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Language Requirements:

Applicants must provide proof of their English language skills according to RWTH Aachen University regulations.

About the University/Institution:

With 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe’s leading institutions for science and research. Currently, more than 44,500 students are enrolled in 144 academic programs. More than 8,500 of them are international students hailing from 130 different countries. The scientific education students receive at RWTH Aachen University is firmly rooted in real-world applications. As a result, our graduates are highly sought after by businesses to work as trainees and fill executive positions. National and international rankings show that our graduates have a high aptitude for managing complex tasks, constructively solving problems in teams, and taking on leadership responsibilities. Thus, it should come as no surprise that one in five board members of German corporations is an alumnus of RWTH Aachen University. Work conducted in the research centers at RWTH Aachen University is strongly oriented towards the current needs of industry, commerce, and the professions. This has resulted in numerous innovations, patents, and licenses. The individual competence centers at RWTH Aachen University collaborate effectively across departments and faculties in interdisciplinary groups and forums, while still maintaining a strong focus on their own department specialization. For instance, the computer science and biology departments – and even the social sciences – all have a clear connection to the school’s engineering focus. This has been a crucial factor in motivating multinational corporations such as Philips, Microsoft, and Ford to locate their research institutions in the Aachen region. Excellence in teaching and research constitutes the basis from which RWTH Aachen University works with other leading institutions and technical universities around the world.

Application Deadline:

Non-EU applicants: 1 March for the following winter semester (starting in October) or 1 September for the following summer semester (starting in April)

EU applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester (starting in October) or 15 January for the following summer semester (starting in April)

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