Module Handbook/ Structure of the Study Programme

The module handbook can be downloaded here.

Introduction to the M.Sc. study programme, as well as general class schedules for the running study year (winter term and summer term) are available.







1. Semester - Introductory Phase

The introductory phase takes into account the different levels of knowledge and provides basic courses in the form of compulsory lectures and seminars as Consecutive Core Subjects in the disciplines of climatology, environmental physics, geosciences, limnogeology, prehistoric archaeology and vegetation history and archaeobotany. Three out of six Consecutive Core Subjects starting in the first semester and ending at the end of the second semester are elected. The compulsory course Research Process I offers training in presentation techniques and provides a detailed overview of cutting-edge research publications related to the respective fields of the master programme.



2. Semester - Advanced Study Phase

In the advanced study phase the Consecutive Core Subjects are continued, closely interconnected and consolidated by means of research-based and hands-on training, particularly in the framework of field and laboratory exercises. Furthermore, computer-based analyses and visualization techniques of spatio-temporal data and processes are conveyed.



3. Semester - Individualisation Phase

The individualisation phase involves project work (Research Process II) as well as additional modules from the Additional Core Subjects (MAR-C2, PG-BOK, PG-REH) with specialised lectures, exercises and field trips in the disciplines of marine environmental archives, soil science and regional environmental history. You can combine these options with a study abroad or with an internship to gain a deeper insight into the research practice of environmental and climate reconstruction. Participation in ongoing research projects fosters an intensive interdisciplinary research experience and allows for the combination of the project module, the internship and the final master thesis in a meaningful way. These options enable you to develop your own individually tailored study profile in order to support your intended professional career.



4. Semester - Final Phase

In the final phase, you work on your master thesis. If successful, the academic degree "Master of Science" (M. Sc.) is awarded.