O que eu aprenderei?

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.

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.

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.


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

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

SEK142.800,00 (88.793 R$) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2020


Umeå University

University Liaison Bldg,

Universitetstorget 4,


SE-901 87, Sweden

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL - tests:- Paper-based; Minimum score 575 with minimum TWE score 4.5.; Computer-based; Minimum score 213 with minimum Essay Writing 4.0; University of Cambridge/Oxford:- Certificate in Advanced English; Certificate of Proficiency; Diploma of English Studies; Oxford Delegacy Higher Examination; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery(MELAB) - minimum score 90; Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL); Pearson Test of English Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61).

Para estudantes internacionais

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.

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