International Masters Programme in Geophysics


  • offered jointly by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Technical University Munich (two of Germany's elite universities)
  • international programme, language of instruction is English
  • programme duration: 4 semesters, 120 credit points (ECTS)
  • modular organisation of courses
  • programme start: only in winter terms
  • specialisation possible in either Geodynamics, Seismology or Paleo- and Geomagnetism
  • strong focus on modelling and simulation: a sound background in mathematics and physics is expected from our applicants
  • final degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)


Our master's programme has a strong focus on modelling and simulation. Hence, a sound background in mathematics (minimally linear algebra and multidimensional calculus, preferably also ordinary differential equations) and physics is expected from our applicants.

If your interest is in applied geophysics, especially exploration seismology, or related techniques, then this is not the right programme for you. Our programme does not focus on these topics. We do not teach these topics and we do not do research on these topics.


The programme is fully accredited. For complete details please consult the entry in the database of the German Accreditation Council.

  • 28.02.2014 - 30.09.2019 accreditation by evalag
  • 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2020 re-accreditation by evalag
  • 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2028 re-accreditation by the German Accreditation Council


MantleConvectionSmall.jpgCourses in the international masters programme in Geophysics are organised in mandatory and elective modules. Elective modules allow students to specialise in certain areas of Geophysics and to peek into neighbouring disciplines such as e.g. Geology or Geodesy. more


offene_tuer_klein.jpgIn order to become a student in the international masters programme in Geophysics you must submit two applications. One application is to be directed to the international office of LMU, the other one to the Faculty of Geosciences. While the international office will check your formal eligibility for postgraduate studies in Germany the faculty will assess your aptitude for this masters programme. more


Regulations.jpgFollowing the link below you will find the official documents for the international masters programme in Geophysics, such as the examination regulations or the course catalogue. more


studium_treppe01.jpgYou are interested in our programme and have questions concerning some details? You are a registered student and want to obtain a transcript of records? Here you will find a list of contacts for different inquires. more


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