Soils, Inland Waters, Contaminated Land (M.Sc.)

Program overview

Degree program Soils, Inland Waters, Contaminated Land, compact

Degree title,

M.Sc. Boden, Gewässer, Altlasten

Degree title,

M.Sc. Soils, Inland Waters, Contaminated Land


German (English in Modules of the International Semester)

University degree to be awarded

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of study

4 Semesters (3 study semesters, 1 semester Master thesis)

Start of studies


Application deadline

July 15 of the respective year (different deadline for applicants with foreign university entry qualifications, for details please refer to application deadlines with uni-assist)

Semester fee

Approx. 340 Euro per semester (e.g. for public transportation ticket) Details: Semester fees


Prof. Dr. H. Meuser / Prof. Dr. J. W. Härtling

E-Mail /


+49(0)541 969-5028 / +49(0)541 969-4273

Entrance requirements

According to admission regulations

Vocational placement / practical phase of studies

No vocational placement required / Two months after the second semester

Core competencies

Individual, social and methodical competencies (project orientation, practical orientation, research orientation, interdisciplinary approach, international flavour)

Spezialization options


  • Soil use / soil protection
  • Knowledge of inland waters / protection of inland waters
  • Contaminated land / soil protection


Professional fields of activity


  • Applied research or basic research
  • Work on contaminated land and planning of renovations (preparation of reports)
  • Environmental analysis
  • Soil construction and soil mechanics (monitoring of building sites)
  • Soil mapping and application of geoinformation systems
  • Environmental planning (UVP,  landscape planning)
  • Monitoring the good subject-related practice in soil management in agriculture and forestry
  • Implementation of the Water Framework Directive and agriculture which saves groundwater in water protection areas
  • Renaturation of flowing waters
  • Cleaning up of lakes
  • Public relations


Examples of employers/industries


  • Engineer or Planning Offices
  • Authorities (Lower Soil Protection or Water Authority, state offices)
  • Chambers of Agriculture
  • Facilities for environmental training
  • Industry
  • Water suppliers
  • Research institutes and universities (doctorate)