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Geospatial Information Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Gävle, Sweden
This master program in Geospatial Information Science from the University of Gävle provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for an advanced professional and/or scientific career in this field.
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Geospatial Information Science is concerned with techniques to collect process and make available all kinds of geographically related information and thereby supporting people in their daily professional and private lives. This master program provides you with the knowledge and skills needed for an advanced professional and/or scientific career in this field. The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum of two years fulltime studies at campus. 

Learning outcomes

The master programme in Geospatial information science at University of Gävle provides you high level academic training of interdisciplinary character. It integrates ideas, theories and methods from geo sciences, in its broad interpretation, and from information technology or computer science. The core of the subject is technically oriented with a focus on collecting, making searchable, modeling, calculating, visualizing, and analyzing all types of geo-referenced data and information. 

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In its social orientation, you will study how this type of information can be used to deal with concrete problems in spatial planning and decision making, and/or to simulate complex geographical phenomena and processes to reveal their underlying mechanisms (scientifically oriented use).The programme will provide the student solid and scientifically founded knowledge, as well as problem solving skills which both broaden and deepen previous university studies, e.g. studies in computer science and geographical information technology, land surveying or spatial planning. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Thematic and Web Cartography
  • GIS Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Studies on Advanced Level in Geospatial Information Science
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Databases and SDI
  • Programming and Scripting for GIS

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A completed Bachelor's degree, corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university. 
  • Minimum 60 credits in a subject relevant for Geospatial Information Science (e.g. GIS, geodetic surveying, software engineering).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10968 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21940 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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232 000 SEK

Living costs for Gävle

  • 6600 - 9600 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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