Studying at the Faculty of Geosciences
The Faculty of Geosciences offers degree programs in Geography as well as in Geosciences.
The focus of the degree programs of Geography lies in modern geographical methodology (geographical information systems, remote sensing, environmental modelling, statistics, empirical social research), integrated environmental- and high altitude mountain research, economic geography and environmental economies, as well as geography of urban spaces.
The degree programs of Geosciences focus on the earth system from a scientific point of view. The materials that build the Earth (minerals, rocks) and the processes that take place on and in the earth (plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, rock forming processes, development of life and the biosphere, raw material extraction, pollutant dispersion etc.) are recorded and described with modern analytical and observational techniques, which include the reproduction in experimental settings. Topics such as protection and sustainable use of natural resources, use of materials, assessment of risks and dangers of natural catastrophes, development of earth observing systems, evolution of life and paleoclimate research play an important role. Most degree programs at the Department of Earth- and Environmental sciences are joint degree programs of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM). These degree programs take place under the umbrella of the Munich Geocenter.
- Lehre, Forschung, Studium (LSF) - the online lecture time table of the entire LMU [in German]