When you study in the international Master's program in Geophysics you will benefit from the strong expertise in exploration and earthquake seismology for which the Geophysical Institute of KIT has been known worldwide for more than 50 years.
In the international research-oriented master program we bring together our knowledge in theory as well as in field experiments and give you the possibility to understand the full picture from data acquisition to modelling, inversion and interpretation.
You will take part in compulsory and optional courses within your first year covering different topics of seismology and proximate subjects. During your second year, you will be fully integrated in one of the research groups working on your thesis in order to have an optimum preparation foryour future work in science or industry. For more details on the program structure see program structure above.
Recently, the concept of in situ lecturing was successfully established at KIT. In situ lectures are taught at the place that is being studied giving you the possibility to fully understand the physical dimensions and observe the whole range of parameters involved in the subject. Within the last years, in situ lectures have led our students to the Aeolian Islands, to the regions hit by the Central Italy Earthquakes in the Apennines, deep into potash mines in Thuringia, to the Gotthard base tunnel while it was built, and to seismically active regions in Germany and the Czech Republic.
International summer schools are conducted in cooperation with Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) and Australia National University. Since KIT is part of the Eucor universities you can also choose lectures offered by our European partners, e.g. Strasbourg, France.