The master programme consists of compulsory subjects, complementary subjects and elective subjects. The latter ones can be studied at all recognised Austrian and foreign universities. The combinations of subjects depend on the student’s specialisation. In the applied geophysics and petroleum geology branches as well as in petroleum geophysics there are two compulsory modules in applied geophysics and petroleum geology. In the petroleum geophysics branch there are moreover complementary subjects for those students who have a bachelor degree in a non-geosciences field and for those who have a bachelor degree in geosciences. In the raw materials and environmental geology branch there are compulsory modules on this topic, and also elective subjects amounting to four and six semester hours. Students with a bachelor degree in geosciences have to choose one 4- and one 6-hour elective subject. The six-hour elective subjects deal e.g. with mining, mining sciences, petroleum geophysics and others. Students with a bachelor degree in a non-geosciences field can only choose between the two four-hour elective subjects and they have to study a suitable complementary subject. During the master programme a subject-relevant extra-university work placement must be done. The degree programme concludes with an examination before a committee in the compulsory subject in which the master thesis was written and the defence of the master thesis and another compulsory subject of the chosen specialisation. The master thesis must be written in a compulsory subject of the specialisation.