Master of Science Paleontology

Study Discipline: Science & Mathematics
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree

Duration

24 Months

Scholarship Available

Yes

Language

English, German

About this Study Course

The Master of Science in Paleontology offers a comprehensive and research-oriented curriculum, renowned both in Germany and internationally. This program delves into all facets of paleontology, including Invertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Micropaleontology, and Paleobotany. By integrating current trends such as advancements in fossil analysis techniques and the impact of climate change on paleontological studies, the program equips students with a deep understanding of the past to inform future scientific discoveries. With a focus on hands-on research and active fieldwork, students are encouraged to explore the dynamic and evolving world of paleontology through engaging storytelling and real-world applications.

Overview

The Master of Science in Paleontology offers a comprehensive and research-oriented curriculum, renowned both in Germany and internationally. This program delves into all facets of paleontology, including Invertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Paleontology, Micropaleontology, and Paleobotany.

By integrating current trends such as advancements in fossil analysis techniques and the impact of climate change on paleontological studies, the program equips students with a deep understanding of the past to inform future scientific discoveries. With a focus on hands-on research and active fieldwork, students are encouraged to explore the dynamic and evolving world of paleontology through engaging storytelling and real-world applications.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Micropaleontology
  • Paleobotany
  • Climate Archives
  • Geochemistry of Dinosaur Bones
  • Biomineralization
  • Applied Geology
  • Environmental Protection
  • Field Research
  • Laboratory Research
  • Master’s Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Paleontology program have found success in a wide array of fields. Alumni have become leading researchers at universities and non-university research institutions, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries in paleontology and related sciences. Others have pursued careers as museum curators, engaging the public with fascinating exhibits and educational programs. The program’s focus on applied geology has led graduates to roles as environmental consultants, helping to address critical issues such as groundwater resources and environmental protection. These diverse career outcomes underscore the program’s alignment with industry demands and the importance of skills development in an ever-evolving job market.

Visa Requirements:

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