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Compulsory: Master Thesis
Identification number


900 h

Term of studying
4. Semester
Frequency of

Every semester

1 semester
1 Type of lessons
a) Colloquium (seminar)
b) Master thesis
Contact times
30 h
Self-study times

870 h
Intended group size

Aims of the module and acquired skills

Self-reliant processing of a limited problem of geophysics or meteorology. Application of modern methods as well as the funded written presentation of scientific results.

Acquired skills therefore:

  • Time management
  • Scientific argumentation
  • Ability of argumentation and documentation
  • Deepening of English as a natural scientific foreign language
  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
3 Contents of the module

The master thesis deals with a limited topic of geophysics or meteorology, worked on independently, that is documented in an elaboration of 70 pages maximum length.
4 Teaching/Learning methods

Colloquium (seminar, compulsory attendance) and independent work
5 Requirements for participation

Acquisition of at least 84 credit points of the modules of the master course. The examination board can allow exceptions in well-justified cases.
6 Type of module examinations
  • Written master thesis (graded, enters with a weight of 75% into the module mark)
  • Presentation of the results of the master thesis in a colloquium (graded, enters with a weight of 25% into the module mark)
7 Requisites for the allocation of credits

Both the written master thesis and the colloquium have to be passed to allocate the credits. The master thesis is evaluated by the two referees of appointed by the examination board. These two referees also evaluate the colloquium.
8 Compatibility with other Curricula

9 Significance of the module mark for the overall grade

10 Module coordinator

The chairperson of the examination committee.
11 Additional information

Obligatory literature: Depends on topic.