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Geomatics 60 Hp, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
This postgraduate programme in Geomatics 60 Hp from the University of Gävle is a one-year programme and requires an undergraduate programme in geomatics, or equivalent, as prerequisite for admission.


This postgraduate programme in Geomatics 60 Hp from University of Gävle is a one-year programme and requires an undergraduate programme in geomatics, or equivalent, as prerequisite for admission. We, at the division of geomatics of University of Gävle, are one of the few best among all science and engineering subjects following the recent national higher education evaluation conducted by the Swedish higher education authority!

The past two decades have witnessed significant advances of geographic information technologies (GIT) involving GPS, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS), and increasing booming of their applications in geosciences and social sciences alike. The most tangible showcases of GIT familiar to the Nordic people are Eniro Kartor and, with which we can find places or planning a travel going from location A to B. Similar free services are provided by Google Maps and various others. These technologies have another name to refer to, so called geographic information services, i.e. the use of GIT and geographic information for serving the public in their daily lives and businesses.

After the studies
You would be able to work at various governmental agencies e.g., national mapping agency or other agencies that need geography and geomatics related skills, universities mainly for research or teaching, and private sectors as a geo-analyst or consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Studies on Advanced Level in Geospatial Information Science
  • GIS Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Thematic and Web Cartography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Databases and SDI
  • Spatial Analysis for Planning
  • Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis
  • GIScience Seminar
  • Satellite Sensors and their Applications in Geospatial Information Science
  • Degree project for a MSc of science/technology with major in geomatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 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. Major in Geomatics (90 ects) or equivalent (e.g. geography or geology including GIS).
  • English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10848 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10845 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Full time tuition fee for international students is: 111000 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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