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M.Sc. in Experimental Geosciences

The M.Sc. program ‘Experimental Geosciences’ pursues training and research in one of the central areas in modern Earth Sciences: the experimental simulation of processes occurring in the Earth. This includes the characterization of physical and chemical properties of Earth materials to advance their understanding. The program in ‘Experimental Geosciences’ encompasses a number of traditional scientific fields: mineralogy, crystallography, solid state physics, inorganic chemistry, material sciences, geochemistry and cosmochemistry, as well as geophysics. Only by integrating these diverse subfields one can fully understand structure and dynamics of the Earth.

The M.Sc. program ‘Experimental Geosciences’ is centered on the expertise of the Bayerisches Geoinstitut (BGI). BGI is a central research facility at the University of Bayreuth and one of the leading institutes in research and training in experimental geochemistry and geophysics worldwide. The institute is also involved in materials science research and has good contacts to industry.

In the M.Sc. program, students are integrated into small research groups at BGI right from the beginning. They work on independent projects under the close and personal supervision of experienced scientists. The laboratory-based work is supplemented by lectures as well as literature and research seminars. Teaching language is English.

Students in the M.Sc. program can be financially supported during their studies by individual fellowships from BGI.