Curricula in Marine Sciences

GEOMAR supports the education of future marine scientists in close cooperation with the University of Kiel

Bachelor curricula include: "Physics of the Earth System: Meteorology - Ozeanography - Geophysics" (in German) and the internationally oriented Master courses "Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography" and "Biological Oceanography" (held in English). 

Courses in summer semester 2020 during Corona-pandemic: 

Students in other courses of study at the University of Kiel can choose marine science classes as subsidiary subjects, for example in Marine Geosciences and Geophysics or biology. In biolog  up to five bachelor theses can be supervised at GEOMAR per year.

Furthermore the Integrated School of Ocean Sciences of the excellence cluster "The Future Ocean" offers interdisciplinary courses for graduate students.

In addition, GEOMAR offers international programmes in cooperation with other universities (HOSST, GAME).

Student Advice

Main Subject Biological Oceanography:
Dr. Jörg Süling
Phone +49-431 600 - 4454
E-Mail: jsueling(at)

Main Subject Meteorology:
Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes
Phone +49-431 600 - 4054
E-Mail: kmatthes(at)

Main Subject Physical Oceanography:
Prof. Dr. Peter Brandt
Phone +49-431 600 - 4105
E-Mail: pbrandt(at) 

Main Subject Geophysics:
Prof. Dr. Rabbel
Otto-Hahn-Platz 1
D-24118 Kiel, Germany
Phone +49-431 880-3900
Email: info(at)