M.Sc. On Campus

Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society

University of Tartu

24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The 2-year master’s programme in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society at University of Tartu  prepares highly qualified specialists in handling and analysing spatial data for a better understanding of the global environmental and urban processes, and developing decision support systems for public, private, and non-governmental sector.


In the global information society, governance increasingly relies on sensors, BIG data, analysis, and fast decision-making. The society needs experts who can handle the tools of geoinformatics for understanding and finding solutions to complex environmental and urban challenges related to climate and environmental change, growing social inequality and increased spatial mobility. The master’s programme focuses on building interdisciplinary competence by combining geography and IT. Special emphasis is put on problem-driven approach and development of practical skills of students.

Career after the programme in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society at University of Tartu 

Modern life relies increasingly on BIG data and digital work processes – geoinformatics helps to manage and analyse historical and real-time spatial data in order to support decision-making and policy development.

Successful completion of the master’s programme ‘Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society’ enables employment in all sectors as a spatial data manager, spatial analyst, or GIS consultant for planning and regional policy. The alumni of the Geography master’s programmes with GIS specialisation are working in several local, state, and EU institutions, consultancy companies for planning and environmental management, or in companies that provide location-based analyses and IT-services, or cartographical solutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Spatial Data Studio 
  • Planning project
  • Geography Module
  • Specialisation Module
  • Work Placement 
  • Master Thesis


Junior Research Fellow of Human Geography Janika Raun, Programme Director 

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) – please see country-specific document requirements here.
  • prerequisite courses: at least 30 ECTS (one semester) completed in the previous level of studies either in geography, geoinformatics, information technology, environmental technology, planning, geology, ecology, biology, environmental physics, economy, sociology, or government and politics.
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /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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