Master Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management (MoRe)


FacultyFakultät 3 - Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study3 Semester
Start of studiesWinter- und Sommersemester (i.d.R. aber zum Wintersemester)
Admission requirement

Bachelor degree in Geoscience, Geoengineering, Mining or similar field with a standard period of study of seven semesters

English language proficiency: TOEFL 90 points (internet based test); IELTS 6.5

Application deadlineWinter semester: 15 April, (summer semester: 15 October – not recommended)
Tuition feesnone

Study concept

The Master's programme "Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management" provides students with knowledge and skills for independent scientific work in the fields of sustainable mining, mining rehabilitation and revitalisation. Your scientific competences should enable you to take on management responsibility.

The degree programme is based on Germany's globally unique expertise in mining rehabilitation, especially for uranium, lignite and ore mining. It was created as a concept for a unique, research-oriented degree programme. The Master's programme combines natural sciences, engineering and economics as well as environmental law and management of geo-resources.

The student should be motivated to critically examine the methods and procedures of the field. He should become aware of the responsibility he has through his activity and knowledge. This is in order to be able to contribute to overcoming social and global problems, especially in the development of sustainable and environmentally compatible methods in mining and mining rehabilitation, under business-management aspects.

Admission requirements

At least a seven-semester first degree qualifying for a profession, for example a Bachelor's degree in the field of geosciences, mining or geoengineering

English language skills to be proven by a recognised language test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 90 points (internet-based test) or the International English Language Test System (IELTS) with a score of at least 6.5. A university entrance qualification obtained at an English-language school, a fully English-language course of study or English as a mother tongue can be counted as an equivalent.

Application periods

  • 01.01.-15.04. for winter semester (strongly recommended)
  • 01.07.-15.10. for summer semester (possible - but not recommended)


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 course of study.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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First Semester

  • Management and Finance
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Mine Water: Chemistry and Treatment
  • Mine Water: Hydrogeology and Modelling
  • Brownfield Revitalisation

Second Semester

  • Reclamation
  • Licensing, Stakeholder Involvement and Expectation Management
  • Radioactivity
  • Biotechnology in Mining

Third Semester

  • Master's seminar Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management with colloquium: The students will get a specific topic for their work as well as hints for the literature study.
  • The compulsory core is supplemented with courses of choice.
  • The last four months of the third semester are dedicated to the Master's thesis.

Part-time study

Part-time study is possible (six semesters).

Job opportunities

The study programme "Sustainable Mining and Remediation Management" provides students with knowledge and skills for independent, scientific work in the fields of environmentally compatible mining, mining rehabilitation and vitalisation of industries. Successful completion of the programme then enables graduates to work in relevant mining and mining rehabilitation companies as well as in public administrations and international organisations worldwide.
Graduates are active in the planning, organisation, control, and supervision of projects in the designated areas. Further employment opportunities exist in research (both in the university and industrial sectors) as well as in insurance companies and banks dealing with geo-resources.

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