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M.Sc. Ocean and Climate Physics (M.Sc. Ocean and Climate Physics )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost 330 euro per semester

The Institute of Oceanography (IfM) at Universität Hamburg offers the MSc degree Ocean and Climate Physics. This program is taught in English and equips students with a profound knowledge in ocean and climate physics. Graduates of the program are in particular prepared for a career in oceanic and/or climate research.

The IfM is part of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), which aims to promote research in the areas of Earth system science and sustainability, extending interdisciplinary cooperation and bridging the gap between research and teaching. The IfM is part of the KlimaCampus Hamburg and closely cooperates with the adjacent Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Thereby students get a close look at cutting edge academic research and the related tasks in a familial environment.

Every year only a small number of students is admitted, which guarantees a close personal interaction between students and lecturers/ professors. For their MSc thesis, students can select from the full variety of topics in physical oceanography and climate physics available in Hamburg. During their work on the thesis, students become involved in one of the research groups and receive individual supervision by a professor.

Structural components

ISCED Categories

Ocean Literacy
Physical and chemical oceanography
Scientific modelling