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A high level and broad-based education in Earth and Natural Sciences.

Master in Earth Sciences

Master in Earth Sciences

Information about the Master's degree at the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich.

Brochure: Master in Earth Sciences (PDF, 1.4 MB)

The Master in Earth Sciences is designed to enable students to handle complex problems and to develop a wide range of skills. Well founded knowledge in diverse areas of Earth Sciences makes graduates of the programme attractive candidates for government, research or private industry. The students have to chose one of the following majors: Geology, Mineralogy & Geochemistry, Geophysics and Engineering Geology.

The Major in Geology provides a general course of study of solid earth processes along with the connections to the ocean, biosphere and atmosphere.

The Major in Geophysics provides students with the skills to analyze the state and structure of the Earth or other planets by using methods originating in physics, mathematics and geology and by developing new instrumentation and computer techniques.

In the Major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry students learn to interprete the textures of rocks and minerals, to analyse them with chemical and physical methods, to understand mineral- and rock-forming processes and to to simulate geological processes that are either too long, too hot or too deep to be investigated directly.

With the Major in Engineering Geology students learn to characterize the site geology as a geological-geotechnical model. They learn how to design a site investigation project, how to collect and synthesise geological and technical data in order to transfer it into a model.

The Master's Study Programme in Earth Sciences is one of three Master's Study Programmes offered by the Department of Earth Sciences.

More information about the Master's Study Programmes at the Department of Earth Sciences

Credits ECTS: 120
Degree and title: Master of Science ETH in Earth Sciences

Unconditional transfer from
ETH Bachelor degree programme Earth Sciences (in German)
Detailed information about the
Master degree programme Earth Sciences

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