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M.Sc. in Geoinformatics and Spatial Data Science
The study program
Our goal is to educate students in the most advanced techniques in geographic information processing. Building on a Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics or a related discipline, the Master of Science in Geoinformatics and Spatial Data Science program will further develop the student’s problem-solving skills, analytic capabilities, and teach innovative and creative scientific research methods. As one of the leading places for exploring new frontiers in geospatial information science, the Institute for Geoinformatics Münster provides Master students a chance to get personally involved in cutting-edge research projects. This opens opportunities to conduct Master theses on new and emerging technologies. Obtaining a Master’s degree from the Institute for Geoinformatics will prepare you for a leading position in industry and academics. Medium of instruction is English.
At a glance
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Type of study: full time
Duration: 4 semesters
Credit Points: 120 ECTS
Start: winter or summer
Non-EU applicants: November 30th (summer semester), May 31st (winter semester)
EU applicants: January 15th (summer semester), July 15th (winter semester)
The study plan
You may choose to replace either this course or “Location Based Services” with an Elective Course
You may choose to replace either this course or “Geosimulation Modelling” with an Elective Course
You may choose to replace either this course or “Wayfinding and Navigation” with an Elective Course
You may choose to replace either this course or “Analysis of Spatio Temporal Data” with an Elective Course
Abbr.: CP = Credit Points (ECTS), L = Lecture, E = Exercise, S = Seminar, P = Project Course, C = Colloquium
Blue boxes indicate courses that are mandatory and offered once a year only. These courses need to be taken in the semester indicated in this study plan.
Green boxes indicate courses that can be chosen from an agreed course program. The current course offering can be found in the corresponding modules.
Insights into the study program
Our study program will prepare you for a leading position in industry, administration or academia. If you wish to further deepen your scientific qualification after completing your MSc, you can pursue a PhD in Geoinformatics.
PhD in Geoinformatics
The Graduate School for Geoinformatics offers a structured doctoral programme encompassing a variety of allied disciplines. Please follow the link for more information.
Depending on previous experience and professional goals, you can program your external study semester individually. It is typically an exchange semester at a university abroad, involving an individualized study program and/or project work in a local research group. A learning agreement defines the goals and contents as well as the relative work load of course and project work. Here you further develop your professional profile including soft skills like independent and self-organized work, multi-cultural awareness and competencies, communication skills, networking, career planning and preparation of scientific (thesis) work.