About the programme
This Master’s programme develops students’ skills in several fields, such as remote sensing, GIS, methods for modelling, explorative data analysis and visualisation with a focus on Earth and Environmental Sciences. Teaching emphasizes both hands-on experience and the exploration of fundamental concepts and methods and is linked to research undertaken at the department. Outreach activities, internships and research collaborations ensure our students gain insights into real world problems and applications leading to enhanced opportunities when entering the job market.
Geographical information, also known as geodata, is central to many modern activities from parcel tracking to storm tracking and navigation to monitoring elephant behaviour. Satellite data is used in global activities such as the evaluation of progress towards sustainable development goals, estimations of carbon storage and emissions, mapping glacier dynamics and evaluating ecosystem health. Remote sensing systems from laser scanning and radar to hyperspectral imaging are introduced. Geographic information systems (GIS) make efficient management of such diverse data possible, facilitating many different types of analysis and modelling, in a future accelerating towards the exploitation of Big Data.
Landscape change, environmental monitoring and mapping, as well as environmental issues in general, feature significantly on the daily political agenda. This situation is further enhanced by environmental agreements that demand the continuous reporting of the status of and changes in the environment at municipality to international scales. Geomatics is central to meeting these demands. Consequently, graduates mastering skills in data acquisition methods and analysis, as well as in visualisation and mapping, are in high demand in both the public and private sectors.
The programme includes a number of mandatory courses:
Applied Remote Sensing and GIS for Landscape Analysis 15 credits
Geographic Analysis and Visualisation in GIS 15 credits
Advanced Remote Sensing 15 credits.
The number of optional courses that students take is dependent on the period of time devoted to the master’s thesis.
Application documentation specific for this programme:
In addition to the documents required by universityadmissions.se (antagning.se), you need to send in application documentation specific for this programme: Personal letter (maximum one page) and CV.
Please read the information at the education website.
Bachelor’s degree in biology-earth sciences, geography, Earth sciences or equivalent subjects within natural sciences or technical sciences. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equvivalent.Information about entry requirements on universityadmissions.se
Grades of academic courses, motivation letter and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme
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