Geomatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    29652
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #96 ,
Geomatics at Lund University involve the acquisition, management and analysis of phenomena with a spatial reference. Spatial analysis finds applications in many areas, such as health, the environment, urban planning, geology, archaeology and agronomy.

About

This Geomatics programme at Lund University aims to provide knowledge in spatial analysis for environmental applications. It includes studies in geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and physical geography. Models and theories for understanding the Earth´s climate and ecosystems are integrated with knowledge for collecting environmental information using remote sensing, storing the information in databases and theories behind GIS.

Career prospects

Graduates from the programme will be able to work as GIS and environmental specialists in public and private organisations. The programme is also suited for students interested in research careers.

Programme Structure

The Master´s programme in Geomatics aims at providing you with an attractive education that will prepare you for for work in governmental and private organisations as well as for research. It provides courses in a wide range of areas in the field of geomatics including geographic information systems (GIS), geodesy, remote sensing and computer science. The programme consists of three parts. The first part provides theoretical courses in e.g. computer science and statistics. The second part contains a number of courses in geographic information technology regarding:

  • collecting data – mainly remote sensing and geodesy,
  • storage of data – e.g. spatial database technology,
  • treatment of data – fundamental algorithms in geographical analysis,
  • distribution of data – e.g. standardized web services, and
  • visualization – e.g. cartographic rules for screen display.

The third and last part treats applications mainly focusing on environmental, physical and urban planning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A first-cycle degree in Science or Engineering of at least 180 higher education credits is required. Examples of relevant scientific first-cycle degrees are Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography, Mathematics or Computer Science. From technical colleges, specialisations in land surveying, community planning, civil engineering, ecosystems analysis or similar are relevant.
  • English 6/English Course B.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 29652 International
  • Free EU/EEA

SEK 290 000

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.