The E.E.S. program is based on a solid foundation in chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and combines traditional geoscience disciplines such as geology, oceanography and environmental science using key methodological tools and concepts from geochemistry, geophysics, geodata analysis, and data management. The modular curriculum allows for an excellent integration of optional complementary courses from the social sciences, for example, economics and management, and from the life sciences, for example, biochemistry, cell biology, and microbiology.
The E.E.S. program imparts the knowledge and the skills that allow our graduates to address topical challenges and key research questions including the sustainable and responsible exploration of natural resources, the short- and long-term evolution of the Earth’s climate and oceans, the scientific processing and analysis of large volumes of digital Earth data and pressing anthropogenic challenges to the natural environment. The E.E.S. program is ideally suited for proactive and engaged students who are passionate about planet Earth and our natural environment, its dynamics, and the impact of human activities, who enjoy working outdoors, and who wish to contribute to finding solutions to pressing real-world problems.
Excursion to Helgoland 2018
E.E.S. Bachelor and BCCB Ph.D. students had the chance to go on a research vessel around Helgoland island in the North Sea to participate in a real-life research experience on a fully equipped research boat owned and operated by the Alfred-Wegener-Institute. The students could work with scientists and learn how challenging and exciting science work can be.
The excursion combines teaching and research to students already during their BA studies.
Program Start Date 2021: last week of August (orientation week), the first week of September (classes)
Scholarships: All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.
Application Deadlines 2021: June 1 (global) and July 25 (for applicants who do not need a visa)
Duration: 3 years full-time
Financing Options: Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.
5 reasons why you should study Earth and Environmental Sciences at Jacobs University
Dedicate yourself to the most pressing challenges of our time: Saving the environment, understanding climate change, dealing with big earth data, sustaining water, and mineral resources;
Interdisciplinary courses to broaden your horizon;
Pack your bags and gain hands-on research experience through lab courses and excursions;
Further sharpen your profile and interest by choosing a minor;
Connect with Alumni to expand your professional network.
T.H.E. Young University Ranking 2019: In the category “Geography, Environmental, Earth & Marine Science” Jacobs University ranked #7 in teaching within 351 universities worldwide.
C.H.E. Rankings 2018: 2018 the Jacobs Geoscience program was top-ranked in the C.H.E. Rankings - for the 4th time! C.H.E. is the most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region. It not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves