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Course Duration / ECTS4 Semesters / 120 ECTS
University degreeMaster of Science (MSc)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· Completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree programme,
Bachelor’s degree programme at a university of applied sciences or another
equivalent studies at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary
or foreign post-secondary educational institution.
· Curriculum
Language of instruction GermanProof of language proficiency
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
Department of Environment & Biodiversity

Are you already a student at the PLUS and want to take up this study program as well – or switch? Please contact the Office of Admissions via the link below.

If you still need help or advice after enrolling (registering for a study program), you will find important links here.

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What will I learn?
The aim of the Master’s program in Geology is to deepen and expand geoscientific skills. Graduates of the Master’s program in Geology have a broad geoscientific education and an individual specialisation through specific elective modules such as geology of commodities and energy supply, geomorphology, environmental and hydrogeology, technical geology, crystalline geology and geodynamics, remote sensing and geoinformatics. They are trained in modern geoscientific field and laboratory methodology and instrumental analysis, in computer-aided data evaluation and in quantitative modelling. They are able to think in an interdisciplinary and cross-scale way. Studying geology in Salzburg prepares students perfectly for geoscientific practice in the applied field and in research.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
Geology in Salzburg deals with the major challenges of the 21st century, such as the sustainable use of resources or the climate crisis and its effects on the Alpine region. In order to prepare students for these challenges, a modern curriculum is offered in Salzburg that conveys the current state of knowledge and innovative state-of-the-art procedures. There is direct and personal contact between teachers and students with individual support and many opportunities for active participation in research projects. Right outside the gates of the university, we can gain fantastic insights into the structure of the Alps in the field and discuss aspects of applied geology as well as basic research. The numerous national and international geoscientific consulting companies represented in Salzburg, e.g. active in the field of engineering, hydro- and environmental geology and geotechnics, allow internships parallel to the studies and offer excellent opportunities for a direct career start.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
Geologists make important contributions to overcoming the climate crisis, environmental issues and the supply of resources. Accordingly, the fields of employment are located in national and international geoscientific consulting companies (e.g. engineering, hydro- and environmental geology, geotechnics), authorities, petroleum, mining and construction industry, tourism, nature and environmental protection, political consulting, national and international research institutions, federal institutes, museums and universities.

Postgraduate degree:
Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences


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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph von Hagke
Head of the curriculum committee Geology

Hellbrunnerstr. 34, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-5465

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