Geomatics - Master Programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits
The Geomatics programme makes you an expert at producing digital and analogue maps. Using modern tools such as 3D visualisation of landscapes and cities, as well as remote sensing data from satellites, you have the opportunity to work on future issues involving sustainable community planning and development of infrastructure.
The Master’s (120 credits) programme in Geomatics covers studies in geographical information systems (GIS), geodesy, remote sensing and computer science. During the programme you will, among other things, gain expertise in handling GIS programs, working on coordinates for geographical positions and remote sensing-related image processing and its integration with GIS.
You will learn about the entire chain of geographical information processing – from the collection of data, databases and storage to visualisation, distribution and applications, e.g. within community planning projects and mapping of environmental problems. There is an opportunity for those admitted to the Geomatics programme to study part of the programme abroad. The language of instruction is English.
Many of the lecturers in the programme are also researchers. At our department, research focuses on climate and environmental issues both locally and globally, and mainly using an interdisciplinary approach. Our researchers have a very extensive international network of contacts and carry out field studies in many countries.
The first part of the Master’s programme includes courses in computer science and statistics, which gives you an understanding of the underlying theory in geomatics.
The second part includes courses about different processes in geographical information processing. Here, you will learn to collect data, mainly using methods in geodesy and remote sensing. You also gain experience in data storage and databases, and how to process material using the most common algorithms for geographical analyses. You will also learn about visualisation and how to create user-friendly maps on paper and on screen. Distribution is also an important element, for example how standardised online map services work.
The last part of the programme covers applications within environmental and community planning areas, such as investigations and mappings of global and local environmental problems and spatial planning.
Depending on your prior knowledge of GIS, there is an alternative structure to this Master’s programme. If you have already obtained 30 credits from studying GIS in previous courses, you instead take the Master’s programme courses in a slightly different order and with elective courses or exchange studies during one semester of the last year. When you have been admitted to the programme, you are guaranteed a place on all courses, provided that you fulfil the specific entry requirements of the individual courses.
There is an increasing need for people with expertise in geomatics. It is mainly municipalities, government services and consulting firms that currently employ map specialists. The use of GIS in particular is extremely expansive in several sectors. As a geomatician, you can work on applications such as spatial planning, natural resource management and tourism. The Master’s programme in Geomatics aims to give you an attractive education that is in demand in the labour market, but also provides a basis for research in the area.
There is more information on the programme at http://www.nateko.lu.se/masters/geom
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There is a preparation programme available for this Master's degree
Email: susanna [dot] olsson [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
Degree of Bachelor of Science or Engineering amounting to at least 180 credits or the equivalent, within a specialisation of relevance to the study programme. Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
based on grades awarded for previous academic courses, particularly qualifying courses, as well as a statement of purpose for the application and professional qualifications and/or other practical experience of relevance to the study programme (from the applicant s Summary sheet ).
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn Semester 2021
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30 August 2021 - 2 June 2023
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a 'Summary Sheet' (PDF, new window) when you apply for this programme.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000
First payment: SEK 72 500
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada student finance