Faculty of Chemistry and Earth SciencesGeology – Master of Education Extension Subject

The objective of Earth Sciences is to understand the creation and development of planet Earth from its beginning to its current complexity. Due to the interactions between the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, the Earth’s surface – and with it, the human habitat – is constantly changing. 

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Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Education
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study3 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions151.05 € / Semester
Application procedureProcedure for Master of Education Extension Subjects
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

Where it is studied as an additional subject at Master’s level, Geology covers geographical disciplines including geology, palaeontology, mineralogy and environmental geochemistry. Students gain an overview of the system consisting in earth, stones and minerals, and the development of life. Within three semesters, students develop an understanding of the earth’s history, geodynamics, geochemistry, magmatism, sediments, environmental geochemistry, and isotope techniques. Analysis methods such as light microscopy are practiced in addition to traditional on-site methods. As part of didactic projects, students address topics with relevance to schooling and teaching. In the final semester, students complete a Master’s thesis.

Course Structure

Where it is studied as an additional subject at Master’s level, the Geology programme includes lectures, field trips, practice classes, and projects. The degree programme includes two subject specific compulsory modules, which students compile from a selection of 12 available courses. Alongside this, students complete four compulsory modules which focus on pedagogy and didactics. The Master’s thesis constitutes a final module.

Geology can be studied as a subject comprising 90 credits (standard period of study 3 semesters).