Master Groundwater Management


FacultyFakultät 3 - Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study4 Semester
Start of studiesWintersemester
Admission requirement

Bachelors degree in Geosciences or equivalent

English language proficiency (TOEFL 87; IELTS 6,0)

Application deadline15 April
Tuition feesnone

Study concept

The international Master programme Groundwater Management combines knowledge of the hydrosphere, water chemistry, modeling, groundwater protection, and groundwater rehabilitation with management techniques and business administration skills. Candidates will obtain in-depth knowledge on groundwater protection, groundwater management, and clean-up approaches for contaminated aquifers (mainly related to mine water). At the same time, participants will be taught in related environmental law and general in the management of geo-resources.

Students will be enabled to work on hydrogeological, hydro-geochemical questions in both science and applications. Our students are trained to be versatile and cooperative specialists. In addition, they are able to independently manage projects and take on leadership responsibility.

In the Master's programme, our students learn to use their knowledge and skills independently and in teams to solve professional tasks with a responsible, holistic view. The promotion and further development of communication and personality traits as well as leadership skills also play an important role.

The students should be enabled to work independently on hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical issues in science and practice. This also includes water chemistry issues (field and laboratory methods) as well as numerical modelling of flow, transport and chemical reactions in aquatic systems.

The students also learn to solve business management and environmental law issues in connection with questions of balancing the interests of resource conflicts and the evaluation of resources using modern methods. This should enable them, for example, to independently write and evaluate environmental impact studies.


Admission requirements

  • Bachelor certificate (or equivalent university degree) in the field of Geoscience or Geo-Engineering
  • English language proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a total score of at least 87 points (internet-based test); International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a score of 6,0. A university entrance qualification acquired at an English-speaking school, a degree completely taught in English or English language as mother tongue can be credited as an equivalent proof.

Application periods

01.01.-15.04. for winter semester


Please apply only if you already have fulfilled the admission requirements at the time of application.

If you do not fulfil them by then, your application will not be considered in the selection process.

Further information on the formal application process can be found here.

You can apply via our application portal.
After a self-registration you will receive your personal login data and you can start the application for the study programme.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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The programme schedule is available in the Examination and Study Regulations (in German "Prüfungs- und Studienordnung"; see below). Descriptions of the modules are available in the module manual (Modulhandbuch; see below).