The degree programme starts with a compulsory module (Introduction I) and three groups of compulsory modules (Fundamentals, Systems, Integrated Knowledge), which serve the common development of basics of environmental sciences. After that students will consolidate their knowledge in groups of elective modules. These are “Biogeochemical Cycles and Global Change“ and “Environmental Pollution and Remediation“. The master’s thesis serves as a proof that the student is able to work on scientific topics autonomously and methodically. The master’s examination, which concludes the programme, takes place in the form of an oral defence of the thesis in the framework of a presentation before an examination panel.
The qualification of the applicants is tested in a three-step admission procedure. This includes the check of the formal requirements (e.g. bachelor degree in a relevant degree programme) and of the knowledge of English and a written examination of the subject-specific skills.