Major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
The structures and properties of earth materials.
Students in the Major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry learn to interprete the textures of rocks and minerals, to analyse them with chemical and physical methods, to perform experiments to understand mineral- and rock-forming processes and to use computer tools to simulate geological processes that are either too long, too hot or too deep to be investigated directly.
MSc in Earth Sciences
|Total 120 ECTS
|Four required Modules including:
› One Module in Analytical Methods in Earth Sciences
› Two Modules from Mineralogy and Geochemistry
› One Open Choice Module
|Elective Courses||30 ECTS|
|Science in Perspective (programme offered by D-GESS)||2 ECTS|
|MSc Project Definition and MSc Proposal||10 ECTS|
|Master Thesis||30 ECTS|
The module Analytical Methods in Earth Sciences is the mandatory module of the major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Students are furthermore obliged to select two out of the four modules within the major:
- Mineralogy and Petrology
- Mineral Resources
- Petrology and Volcanology
A fourth module can be chosen from the all modules of the Master study programme in Earth Sciences.