University of Innsbruck

Bachelor’s Programme
Earth Sciences

How and when did the Alps form? What do diamonds have to do with vulcanic eruptions? How does salt get into the ocean? Why are there natural disasters? In the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Earth Sciences students learn scientific thinking and basic competencies required for analysing geo-relevant documents and data. Students may deepen their knowledge in the fields of georisks, environmental history, raw materials and materials science among others.

Bachelor's Programme: Earth Science

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Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Bachelor of Science (BSc)

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent, language certificates

Supplemental Examination
Biology and Environmental Protection

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?



  • gain sound basic scientific knowledge
  • understand the Earth system processes in time and space
  • learn in a research-oriented programme
  • undertake field studies in the Alpine area
  • practical study in state-of-the-art labs
Similar studies

Similar studies

There are no similar Bachelor's programmes at the LFU. In terms of study culture, there are certain similarities with the Bachelor's programmes Biology, Chemistry and Geography.

My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • employment in provincial and federal geological service departments
  • work in engineering and planning offices and the energy sector
  • work in prospecting
  • analytics of materials
  • employment in industry, e.g. glass, ceramics, cement
  • become a researcher and teacher at universities and research institutes
  • work in museums
  • and many more individualized career opportunities

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