Be prepared for a great career with a degree in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation.
An MSc degree in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation will enable you to put your skills and expertise to excellent use, opening up exciting and challenging career perspectives.
All over the world, in any industry, there is a growing need for experts in geographic information systems (GIS), spatial data science, and remote sensing. As a GIS specialist with in-depth knowledge and skills related to geospatial technologies, you will be a key player in developing and advancing data-driven sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing global issues, such as climate change and energy transition. You could work for a wide range of international non-governmental or corporate organisations, governments, consultancy agencies, research institutes, public service corporations, telecommunications companies, water authorities, and national mapping agencies, to name but a few. This is why 60% of graduates find a job within six months after graduation (90% within one year).
Experts in geo-information systems who can acquire, analyse, and visualise geo-information to develop innovative solutions are in high demand both in the private and public sectors. You can work as a policy advisor, geo-information consultant, GIS analyst, geospatial data scientist, environmental management consultant, remote sensing specialist, data engineer, and more.
You can also opt for a career in academia and do a PhD at any university worldwide. Or you can start your own company!
Depending on your specialisation, there are several job opportunities. You can find more examples and inspiration on the specialisation pages.
On completion of your Master of Science programme, you can opt for a career in research. Junior researchers studying for a PhD degree at the faculty ITC are registered in the ITC Graduate School. Each graduate student carries out a PhD project embedded in one of the themes of the research programme under the supervision of one or more ITC professors. There are around 150 graduate students at ITC. Most graduate students are full-time PhD students aiming to gain their PhD degree. Depending upon the fellowship, full-time PhD students have between three and four years to complete their thesis. ITC also hosts so-called ‘sandwich PhD students’, who spend a considerable time carrying out research in their home countries.