The focus of this sub-area is the investigation of the structure, physical properties and history of the earth.
Geology also deals with
Geophysics explores the physical properties of the earth, investigating fundamental questions about its geodynamic processes (e.g. plate tectonics, earthquakes). How are these processes driven and why do they emerge?
Another important aspect is the understanding and application of geophysical methods that enable deep insights into the earth.
This sub-area is centred around experiments and analysis, focusing on the formation and properties of rocks and minerals. These investigations provide impetus for the exploration of deposits and the development of technically important solids, such as metals, semiconductors, glass and ceramics, as well as new functional materials that have become an indispensable part of everyday life.
A university entrance qualification, such as a general secondary school leaving certificate, is required for admission onto the study programme.
More information on university entrance qualifications can be found here.
The study programme is taught in German. You must therefore have a very good command of German at the start of the study programme.
Proficiency in English is required; students must submit evidence of their language skills (except German—see above) when registering the subject of their bachelor’s thesis at the latest.