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Qualification & Perspectives

Graduates of the Master’s degree have an advanced understanding of the problems and methods related to planetary sciences and remote sensing. They are aware of the current field of research in relation to planetary bodies both within and without our solar system. They are familiar with the multiple ways in which satellites and space probes are used for remote sensing of the Earth and other planetary objects, and have the knowledge and ability to interpret and analyze remote sensing and mission data. Their theoretical and methodological subject-specific and interdisciplinary skills meet internationally recognized standards. Graduates are equipped with subject-specific and conceptual strategies and they are familiar with both academic and non-academic research environments. Depending on their individual interests, graduates will also have gained focussed knowledge and skills in areas of their choice.


Graduates of the Master’s degree are qualified to take up professional employment or to continue with doctoral study. They are qualified to work in fields including national or international research institutions (either in a university or a non-university context, e.g. the German Aerospace Center, natural history museums) or space agencies (e.g. European Space Agency [ESA], National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]), and in relevant industrial sectors with a focus on (aero)space, satellite technology, and Earth remote sensing. They may also find employment in the areas of management and organization, e.g. of space missions.