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Master's Programme in Human Geography with specialisation in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • Number of credits 60 Credits
  • Study time 1 year (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

Geographical information systems (GIS), 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. The Master's Programme in Human Geography with specialisation in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is suitable for social science and other students, as well as gainfully employed, who want to further develop their GIS knowledge.

While studying

The programme 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.
 

Programme overview

Career opportunities

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.
 

Degree

Master of Science (60 credits). Major field of study; Human Geography. Specialisation; Geographical Information Systems.
 

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Human Geography with specialisation in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), 60 hp

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

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.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2072

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK135,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

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.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02072

Application

Application deadline was 18 April 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK135,000

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Magnus Strömgren

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