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Master’s Programme in GIS and Remote sensing

The Master´s programme in GIS and Remote sensing prepares you for work in governmental bodies and private organisations as well as for research. The courses cover a wide range of areas in the field of geomatics including geographic information systems (GIS), geodesy, remote sensing and computer science.


Bachelor´s degree representing 180 ECTS in scientific or technical subjects, including 15 ECTS GIS. You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.
There may be some other country specific requirements.

When you are accepted as a student to the programme, you are guaranteed a place on all courses on condition that you fulfil the particular entry requirements for each course.

Read more abour general admission requirements

Programme contents

The master's program in GIS and remote sensing deals with theoretical, methodological and technical aspects of the subject area and aims to develop advanced knowledge and skills for entry into the labor market or to prepare for doctoral studies in the subject. The studies include theoretical knowledge and skills in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial analysis, spatial data infrastructure (SDI), machine learning and computer science. The education also deals with national and global areas of application, especially in the field of natural sciences such as physical geography, environmental science, and earth observation. The training program also deals with the role of GIS and remote sensing in the area of ​​community construction, and applications mainly focusing on environmental, physical and urban planning.

Job market after education

The master's program in geomatics aims to provide an attractive education that is sought after in state and municipal administration, private business and provides a basis for research in the field. The use of GIS in particular is extremely expansive in a number of industries. To meet the growing need for people with competence in geomatics, the need for education is considered to be very great. It is mainly municipalities, administrations and consulting companies that currently employ geomaticians.

Overview of courses in the programme

Obligatory courses 45 credits

NGEN20    Programming for applications in GIS and Remote sensing 15 credits
NGEN21    Applied GIS 15 credits
NGEN24    Satellite remote sensing 15 credits

Elective courses 30 credits

NGEN22    Geographical databases 7,5 credits (spring 1)
NGEN23    Spatial Analysis 7,5 credits (spring 1)
NGEN25    Algorithms and data structures in GIS 7,5 credits (autumn 1)
NGEN26    Web GIS 7,5 credits (autumn 1)
NGEN27    Geospatial artificial intelligence 7.5 credits (autumn 2)
NGEN28    Collection and Analysis of Geospatial 3D Data 7.5 credits (autumn 2)

Optional courses 15 credits

NGEA51   Internship 15 ects (any time, apply directly to INES)

Master degree project 30 credits, obligatory

NGEM01 Master Degree Project 30 ects

Syllabus and programme outcome

Syllabus and programme outcome

How to apply to this programme:

Find the application process at Lund University education pages

Programme facts

Level: Master
Credits: 120 ECTS
Program starts: Autumn
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in natural sciences or engineering, including 15 ECTS of GIS.

How to apply for this programme