Master’s programme in Geographical Information Systems
Full distance learning programme
The Master´s programme in Geographical Information Science is a distance learning master´s programme that you may study at half time or full time pace, 120 ECTS. If you want to learn how to analyse, simulate and present spatial phenomena with use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), then this is the master's programme for you.
As a student on this programme you will obtain the basic practical training of how to use the latest GIS software together with the needed theoretical background. You have the opportunity to learn database methods, cartography and extend your knowledge in GIS methods within different fields of application.The aim of the programme is to offer the student a flexible and complete master´s education in GIS. All the courses offered in this Master´s programme are internet based. The course material is presented as text, sound- and video presentations and students and teachers have contact through the internetforum, email or Skype. As a student you have the possibility to choose your own study-pace (100% or 50%).
The programme starts with one semester (30 ects) of compulsory courses. The programme then offers great opportunities to tailor your education as there are many elective courses to choose from. In this programme 52.5 ECTS can be chosen from 90 ECTS of currently available courses. The programme ends with a 7.5 ects course i Research Methodology, and a 30 ects Master´s degree project thesis work.
Master thesis project, 30 ECTS (GISM01)
Electives related to social sciences:
Elective common courses:
Electives related to natural science:
Technical elective courses:
After finishing the programme you will have the theoretical and practical knowledge for planning, implementing and using GIS within different application areas. Good knowledge of GIS applications are sought-after within all areas dealing with spatial information within:
- natural sciences
- social sciences and civil engineering
- within hydrology
- environmental issues, and
- within geographical planning on local, regional and national level
For information about the programme contact David Tenenbaum
Credits: 120 ECTS
Program starts: Autumn and spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS). Bachelor's degree must be completed at the time of application, as we do not allow conditional admission to this programme