Master Programme in Geospatial Information Science 120 cr

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. Today the demand for people with expertise in these fields is already great, and the prognosis shows that the demand will remain great in the coming years.

Be a part of the technology of the future!

The two-year Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science 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.

A course for a professional career and research

On completion of the course you will be a sought- after candidate for highly qualified positions within both the private sector and public organisations. You will also be well prepared for further research either within our own post-graduate studies in geospatial information science or at other universities that offer GIS-related doctoral studies.

Develop and deepen your understanding

The qualifications needed for the programme are a BSc or its equivalent; including a course with at least 60 credits in a relevant subject e.g. GIS, geodetic measurement, geography, production and development of software, civil engineering and urban development. Building on your previous experience you will be able to broaden and deepen your geospatial knowledge and skills.

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.

Application deadline January 15!

Master Programme in Geospatial Information Science is an international programme with application deadline January 15. Apply at

Application information

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.

University credits


Application *
Autumn 2021
Normal teaching
2021 - 2023
Number of participants: 15
Location: Gävle
Application code: HIG-19707
Language: English
Pace: Full-time

*) The online application at opens no later than one month before application deadline.

Published by: Maria Åstrand Swenneke Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-09-18
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