Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society

University of Tartu

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
5000 EUR/year
5000 EUR/year
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The 2-year master’s programme in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society prepares highly qualified specialists on handling and analysing spatial data and developing decision support systems for public, private, and non-governmental sector.


The master’s programme prepares specialists and experts on spatial data management for various fields of life in public, private, or non-governmental sector. During the studies, the students get acquainted with the spatial processes and phenomena in the contemporary society and environment such as migration, urbanisation, land use and climate change. In data oriented studios and courses, students get skills and know-how how to obtain, manage, analyse, and use data concerning these processes in spatial planning, decision-making, and policy-development.Intensive studio-format combining data management and geography, high-level theoretical courses, the possibility to individually design half of the curriculum together with world class scientific team provides the future alumni a competitive advantage on contemporary job market.

Why study Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society at UT?

  • UT is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in geography (QS rankings 2020).
  • Learn geography and IT in the age of big data and use this knowledge to analyse environmental and social processes for interdisciplinary decision-making.
  • After graduation, you can work as a spatial data manager, spatial analyst, GIS consulant, urban and regional planner or pursue an academic career.


Programme Structure

The two-years master’s programme “Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society” consists of four equal cycles:¼ – intensive and practical studio format,¼ – specialisation courses and work placement,¼ – elective and optional courses,¼ – master’s 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in natural or social sciences
  • At least 30 ECTS 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

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


Tuition waivers and monthly stipends are available for top-ranked candidates.

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Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society
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