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Christian Albrecht University of Kiel


Marine Geosciences

Subjects: Marine Geosciences,Marine,Geosciences

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
60 EUR

💶  Cost per Semester
250 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The Master of Science in Marine Geosciences is an internationally oriented graduate program that advances the latest in marine geosciences and technology. It focuses on marine coastal geology, past climates, biogeochemistry, and paleoecology. This degree equips students with a solid understanding of geological, biological, geochemical, and physical processes in the ocean. The program emphasizes both basic and applied research. At CAU, the extensive marine sciences spectrum offers students insights into modern research topics. Graduates will be skilled in creating and critically assessing scientific results. They will also be capable of planning, executing, and evaluating ship and laboratory projects independently. The program's unique feature is its close connection with the marine-oriented research units at the Institute of Geosciences at CAU Kiel. This collaboration with the Helmholtz Center of Ocean Research GEOMAR ensures a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education. It prepares students for successful careers in companies, universities, or public institutions, both locally and internationally. Given the global nature of marine sciences research, this program is designed for an international audience, with all courses conducted in English.

Program Information

Study Location Kiel
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU 60 EUR
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 250 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

CEFR No information
IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

Fluent proficiency in English certified by an internationally recognized test, such as IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (ibt 92, pbt 580) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English is required. A signed and stamped declaration from the institution that awarded the bachelor's degree stating that the main language of instruction was English is also accepted as proof of English proficiency. This does not apply to English native speakers.

Qualification Requirements

The requirements for candidates to apply to IMAE programs are well defined and transparent to the applicants, and are described below: ​ Bachelor’s degree, or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS, from a field related to the scope of IMAE (e.g. Ecology, Biology, Population Genetics, Evolution or Environmental Sciences). The equivalence of the national degree to British standard BSc (3 years) is checked on NARIC platform.

Document Requirements

Please be ready to provide the following information/documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages) 2) Letter of motivation (max. 1 page) 3) Certificate and Transcript of Records (please also provide an overview table that shows ECTS-points or hours of course you choose in a) Geosciences, b) Geophysics, c) Mineralogy) 4) Proof of Bachelor of Sciences in a relevant field - with a grade of 2.5 or better 5) Proof of proficiency in English (unless you are native English speaker) 6) Certified copies of the following: a) certification of the university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, high school degree), b) certificate of academic diplomas, c) official academic transcripts from all universities attended.

Application Process

Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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