YOU HAVE A LOT OF FREEDOM TO CUSTOMISE YOUR MASTER’S IN GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION.
Within the Master’s in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, you build expertise in a specific field by following one of the seven specialisations. In addition, you can tailor your Master’s to your interests and ambitions by choosing elective courses. The freedom to customise your programme will ensure you become the geo-information specialist you want to be.
Your curriculum depends on the choices you make when you compose your Master’s. There are two steps you need to take.
During your Master’s in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, you will collect a total of 120 EC in the time frame of two years.
Below, you can find the general structure of this Master’s. As you have a lot of freedom to customise your programme, the exact courses you will follow depend on the choices you make at the start of and throughout your studies.
During the first year, parallel to the specialisation courses and the coursework, you also take an academic skills course to gain the necessary skills required to do scientific research in geo-information science and Earth observation.
During the first quartile, you learn the basics of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. The core of the programme (14 EC) consists of three separate courses:
This quartile is dedicated to two courses from the specialisation you have chosen (14 EC). Each specialisation has its own set of compulsory courses: choose a specialisation and find out which ones.
You take one compulsory course from your chosen specialisation (7 EC) and a course on how geo-information science and Earth observation address global challenges (7 EC).
You take one compulsory course from your specialisation (7 EC) and one elective course (7 EC).
During the second year, you will customise an Individual study programme and work on your MSc research proposal and MSc thesis.
Quartile 5, 6, 7, and 8
During the second year of your Master’s, you predominantly work on your research project. You will also take elective courses of which you have the option to complete an internship. Your research activities could include doing fieldwork, for example abroad, in order to collect data to support your research project.
Are you interested in this Master’s and do you want to know more about your study programme and how to compose it? For example, are you curious about the choice topics, or the learning outcomes? You can find out all about it in our Online Study Guide*.
* You are looking at the Study Guide of the current academic year. We always have the desire to strive for improvement. Therefore the course structure is subject to change.