M.Sc. Geography - Geomatics and Surveying

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR2400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • French (Find a course)
University of Liège | Liège, Belgium
This master aims at providing skills in a very modern discipline which integrates gathering, processing and delivering spatially referenced information. The University of Liege is the sole university in Belgium which has been offering this training since 1992 !

Description of Geography - Geomatics and Surveying


Geomatics is the discipline that covers the methods for collecting, storing, managing, processing, analysing and delivering spatially referenced (or geographic) information in a digital format. This field is in full boom, at the crossroads of geography and computer science, and includes satellite positioning systems, geographic information systems, satellite remote sensing, etc.

Geometrology is, in a strict sense, the "geometrician's science", i.e. a set of methods and techniques such as topography, topometry but also expertise (on legal or construction-related matters) and land administration (cadastre).

These two disciplines - geomatics and geometrology - are strongly interrelated, hence their being grouped into a single master programme.

Since 1992, the University of Liège has been the only French-speaking university in Belgium to offer programmes in this field. This master is the only one that allows graduates to legally work as land surveyors.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline August 15th; Non-EU students: application period is closed
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 835 Year (EEA)

For EU students, 835€ is the maximum fee, you might pay less depending on your financial situation. For Non-EU students, 2,400€ is the average fee, which goes from 835€ up to 4000€; your tuition fee will depend on your nationality; please visit our website for more information

Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.

Requirements for Geography - Geomatics and Surveying

The requirements to access to the master programmes are regulated by articles 51 to 53 of the decree of 31 March 2004 defining higher education, promoting its integration into the European Higher Education Area, and refinancing universities.

The master programmes are open to students who hold one of the following:

  • a bachelor in the same curriculum;
  • the same master with a different focus;
  • a university degree, subject to the academic authorities' decision and to additional requirements defined by them;
  • a long course academic degree granting access to the master, subject to a decision by the government and to additional requirements defined by it;
  • an academic degree similar to those mentioned above, delivered under the same conditions by the Flemish Community, the German-speaking Community or the Royal Military Academy;
  • a foreign academic degree recognised as equivalent to those mentioned above in application of the aforementioned decree, of a European directive or of an international convention, under the same conditions.

The additional requirements are designed to ensure students have sufficient knowledge of the subjects required for the intended studies.When these additional requirements consist in one or several additional courses, they cannot add more than 15 credits in total to the student's course load, considering all other credits counting towards their admission.These courses are included into the curriculum of their master programme.

Master programmes are also open to students who, in order to earn the bachelor in the same curriculum, must still pass no more than 12 credits and are registered for those courses.

Master programmes, possibly subject to additional courses worth no more than 60 credits (when this added course load is over 15 credits, it must be taken as a preparatory year), are open to students who hold one of the following:

  • another bachelor-level degree delivered by the French Community (professional bachelor or transition bachelor from a non-university institute of higher education), granting access to the master following a decision by the government and subject to the additional requirements defined by it;
  • a similar academic degree, delivered by the Flemish Community, the German-speaking Community or at the Royal Military Academy, or a foreign academic degree recognised as equivalent;
  • a bachelor-level degree delivered by a Belgian university or a foreign institute of higher education can the admissions jury can value at 180 credits or more.

knowledge and skills, acquired through personal or professional experience, that can be recognised by the admissions jury. This relevant experience must be equivalent to at least five years of professional activity, not taking into account failed years of higher education. At the conclusion of an evaluation process organised by the academic authorities, the admissions jury judges whether the student's skills and knowledge allow them to successfully pursue the programme.

Work Experience for Geography - Geomatics and Surveying

No work experience is required.

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University of Liège, Belgium

Belgium The University was founded in 1817 by William I of the Netherlands, then King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, and by his Minister of Education, Anton Reinhard Falck. The foundation of the university was the result of a long intellectual tradition which dates back to the origins of the Bishopric of Liège. Beginning in the 11th century, the influence of the prince-bishops of Liège attracted students and prominent scientists and philosophers, such as Petrarch, to study in its libraries. The reputation of its medieval schools gave the city the reputation as a new Athens. The University is now definitely open to the world and hosts 20,000 students, 4,000 of them being international students!

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