The MSc curriculum is designed primarily for students who hold a BSc degree in Earth Sciences/Geology.

Students with BSc degrees in related sciences (e.g. pedology, physical geography, chemistry, physics, biology) may apply if they have an 60 ECTS Minor in Geology or Earth Sciences, although additional coursework may be necessary to fill gaps in essential geological knowledge.

A good understanding of English is required to follow lectures. Written work may be done in English, German or French, according to the wishes of the students.