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Human Geography - Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Umea University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
6667 EUR/year
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About

Human Geography - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) at the Umea University, used for managing geographic data, map-making and spatial analysis, has increased in importance in recent years. GIS knowledge is in demand on many parts of the labour market. 

Overview

The Human Geography - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) programme from Umea University offers students to further develop their GIS knowledge and skills. Topics include geodatabase management and applied cartography, as well as advanced editing, analysis and thematic mapping. In addition, the programme deals with two important applications of GIS, namely transport planning and 3D modelling in a planning context. The utilization of computer-aided design (CAD) in conjunction with GIS is given special attention. The programme is taught in English.

Learning environment

The department has its own GIS computer lab equipped with up-to-date software. The main software used is ArcGIS Desktop. During the course of the programme, you will also use other GIS software, work with CAD programs and learn post-processing of maps in raster and vector graphics editors. Parts of the programme may be studied abroad by applying for exchange studies at a partner university.

Career opportunties

Successful students will acquire in-depth GIS knowledge and skills of considerable societal relevance. The ability to conduct qualified GIS analyses is demanded in many sectors of the labour market. The programme also grants basic eligibility for doctorate studies.

Labour market

The programme qualifies students for professional positions involving GIS in state agencies and municipal functions as well as the private sector. The labour market for students with in-depth GIS knowledge is considered favourable, both now and in the longer run. In addition to the general demand for geodatabase management skills, GIS constitutes an important tool in many professions working with topics such as traffic, the environment, urban planning and regional development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geodatabase Design
  • Applied Cartography
  • Advanced GIS Analysis
  • GIS for Transportation
  • 3D Modelling and Visibility Analysis
  • Magister Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

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 Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university. 
  • Special requirements: 15 ECTS in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6667 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6667 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

SEK71,400

Funding

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