The research-oriented palaeontology course occupies a prominent position both nationally and internationally, as all sub-areas of paleontology are anchored in research and teaching: invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology and paleobotany.

The commitment of scientists and employees is reflected in the research, which has received excellent international ratings, and the highly qualified training of the next generation. The activities are integrated into the main research topic Evolution of Earth and Life and are linked to the other areas of the Institute for Geosciences and Meteorology through intensive cooperation (e.g. climate archives, geochemistry of dinosaur bones, biomineralization). The course includes a small compulsory area that is offered for all three geoscientific master’s courses (paleontology, geology and geochemistry / petrology) together. The joint events promote professional exchange between the students.

Entry Requirement

  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR C1)
  • English skills (language level GeR B2)
  • Minimum grade 2.5 or country-specific equivalent

Career Prospects

Applied geology (groundwater resources, development aid, environmental protection, geohazards), ministries / offices (environmental sector), geological services, raw material exploration / use and materials (industry), public relations and museums, science (teaching / research at universities, research institutions, etc.)

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