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Interested in studying with us?

  • Can you get into processes interior of the Earth, on the Earth's surface, and in the atmosphere?
  • Are you interested in climate, extreme meteorological events, and observation systems?
  • Would you like to know how the interior of the Earth is explored, how sun, planets, and moons interact?
  • Do you want to be made familiar with the most recent techniques of Earth exploration and modeling of the system Earth and the adjacent planets?

Then the study of geophysics and meteorology at University of Cologne is just the thing! University of Cologne is the only university within Germany that offers these two subjects in combination.

Take some time and have a closer look at the following sites. If questions arise, contact us by email or make an appointment with our student advisory service.  

Bachelor of Science

The internationally accredited Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) imparts necessary basics of mathematics, physics, and data processing, as well as knowledge of geophysics and meteorology which will help comprehend diverse processes in the system Earth. In addition, students gain insight into current research, e.g. in measuring techniques and modeling. 

Master of Science

After the successful degree of the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science (M. Sc.) in "Physics of the earth and atmosphere" gives students a deeper comprehension either for geophysics or meteorology. Within the master thesis students are given the opportunity to participate in ongoing research.


Das Studium eröffnet Ihnen vielfältige berufliche Perspektiven:

  • Klassische Karriere, z. B. beim Deutschen Wetterdienst oder verschiedenen Umweltbehörden und -ämtern
  • Forschungszentren
  • Ingenieurbüros
  • Erdöl- und Erdgasindustrie
  • Weltraumorganisationen
  • EDV-Industrie und -Dienstleister
  • Dienstleister regenerativer Energien
  • Versicherungswirtschaft
  • private Wetterdienste