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Master’s programmes

We have several different master's programmes with different specializations.

All our master's programs comprise 120 credits, corresponding to two years of full-time studies.

Master´s programmes at our department

Master´s programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

The program gives you an in-depth knowledge base in the physical geography subjects and several opportunities for specialization. As a student on the master´s programme, you are also prepared for jobs in social sectors and business. The education gives you high competence to work with more advanced tasks and complex issues in environmental, nature and climate change areas. After the education, you are also eligible to apply for postgraduate education.

Read more about the Master's programme in Physical Geography & Ecosystems Science

Master’s Programme in GIS and Remote sensing (first intake 2022)

The GIS and remote sensing programme involves the acquisition, management and analysis of phenomena with a spatial reference. Spatial analysis finds applications in many areas, such as health, environment management, natural resources assessment, urban planning, geology, archaeology and agronomy. This programme aims to provide you with knowledge in spatial analysis focusing mainly on environmental applications.

Read more about the Master's programme in GIS and Remote Sensing

Master's programme in Geographical Information Systems (iGEON)

The iGEON programme  is internet based and as a student you have the opportunity to choose the study pace (50 or 100%).

As an iGEON student, you will receive basic hands-on training in the latest GIS software. You will also gain extensive theoretical knowledge in the subject. You will also learn database methodology, cartography and deeper knowledge of GIS methodology in various applications.

Read more about Master's programme in Geographical Information Systems (iGEON)

Master's programme in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)

This is a joint programme, meaning that you study at more than one European university. You start the first year in Tartu in Estonia or here in Lund in Sweden depending on programme theme, the second year of specialization is taken at either University of Twente, The Netherlands, or Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

In this programme studying in the fields of environmental management and geo-information, you get at double degree. Courses are covering subjects such as remote sensing, GIS, environmental modelling, food security, biodiversity, forestry, ecosystem services, entrepreneurship and natural resource management. You will also get familiarity with project management including leadership, negotiation and communication skills. Choose your path from four themes:

  •     Urban-Rural Interactions
  •     Land Use System
  •     Ecosystems and Natural Resources
  •     Food Security

Note that you apply on external website.

Read more about GEM

Nordic Master in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes (EnChil)

The programme is a joint Nordic master of the Agricultural University of Iceland with Lund University and the University of Helsinki, and students will graduate from two universities.This programme presents a multidisciplinary education in environmental sciences of the high latitudes. The programme includes one semester in Iceland and students will have access to courses and research projects at any of the four additional EnCHiL partners. The curriculum contains a mandatory mobility period of at least one semester.

Read more about EnCHiL

Master’s Programme in Geomatics (last intake 2021)

In the Geomatics program, you learn geographical information management from data collection, databases and storage, to visualization and applications in, for example, community building and mapping of environmental problems.

Read more about the Geomatics programme

Master's level studies entry requirements:

To meet the entry requirements for Master's level studies, you must:

  • have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university.
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Find out about English language proficiency requirements here.  
  • there may be some other country specific requirements.

Read more about country-specific requirements for Master's studies on the website.

Still on your last year of Bachelor studies?

In general, Master's programmes require a Bachelor's degree as a basic admission requirement.  If you are in your final year of undergraduate degree studies, most programmes will still accept your application to the programme. This is known as an application with 'qualifications pending'.

Find more information on the way forward for final year Bachelor's degree students.