Our 2-year Master's (120 ECs) leading to an MSc degree is designed for young and mid-career professionals who perform or aspire to perform tasks predominantly in applied research, or who require academic knowledge and skills to enhance the execution of their work.

Two-year (120 credits) Master's programmes
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Academic elements

Important academic elements of the programme include developing a critical understanding of appropriate tools; exposure to new methods and techniques; gaining competence in developing tools for the acquisition, processing, transformation, analysis, modelling, storage and presentation of spatial data; using geo-information in identifying and responding to development problems and in drafting development policies; and developing research skills.

A programme based on research

The Master's programme is based on research. The development of research skills is given attention throughout the entire course. You are required to design, undertake and report on research where geoinformation science and earth observation is used to develop techniques and/or deal with a specific application problem connected with the field of interest of the course. The precise focus of the research will be determined by you and the supervising staff in dialogue, and will fall within the scope of the research themes of the Faculty.

MSc defence

Where relevant, MSc research topics are related to the topics of students following other courses. The MSc research phase (six months) concludes with the presentation and defence of the MSc thesis.

Pursue a doctorate degree

Successful completion of the MSc degree programme provides you with a qualification that enables you to pursue a doctorate degree, either in the Netherlands or abroad.

Joint Educational PartnershipS

To address the increasing demand for flexibility in courses, ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable qualified educational organizations for the purpose of providing joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, (part of) a course leading to a double MSc degree can be conducted in the student’s home country.

Educational partnerships

ITC cooperates with reputable qualified educational organizations to offer Master's programmes.