M.Sc. On Campus

Geospatial Information Science

University of Gävle

24 months
12632 EUR/year
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The everyday use of geospatial technology has virtually exploded in recent years. Digital maps, Google Earth and satellite-based navigation systems are no longer unfamiliar concepts. The Geospatial Information Science programme of the University of Gävle was created to help with the demand for people with expertise in these fields.


Be a part of the technology of the future!

The Geospatial Information Science programme of the University of Gävle develops experts that are in demand on the labour market. With a history from a field related to geospatial information you will acquire an in-depth understanding of different geospatial concepts and techniques enabling you to design, create and utilize innovative GIS-based solutions in various fields of application.

The Master in Geomatics aim to help address challenges in the environment and the society. The preparation and production of spatial data, which are also important learning outcomes of the programmes, are crucial to achieve most of the 17 global development goals.

In particular the programme connects to Sustainable Cities and Communities, Life on Land and Climate Action.

A growing labour market

After the course you will be able to find employment in both the private and public sectors, particularly within fields such as the environment, urban planning or disaster management.

You can also work or research at an institute of higher education within the fields of, for example, geography, geomatics , urban planning, spatial planning and urban-development programmes. Examples of suitable jobs include GIS application developers, GIS analysts, 3D geovisualization experts, scenario planners and remote sensing experts.

The programme is for both Swedish and foreign students and teaching is in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies on Advanced Level in Geospatial Information Science
  • GIS Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Thematic and Web Cartography
  • Spatial Analysis for Planning
  • Programming and Scripting for GIS
  • Remote Sensing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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).
  • English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12632 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6316 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 66,000 SEK per semester

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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