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Masters programme in Geographical

Information Systems, 120.0 ECTS credits


The LUMA-GIS program provides the student with comprehensive skills and understanding in GIS
theories and analyses. The student will gain a critical view of geographical data regarding precision
and quality, and treats both theoretical and practical aspects in digital geographical analyses. The
first part of the program (first semester for fulltime studies) consists of three compulsive modules
providing a theoretical and practical base for the usage of GIS regarding analysis and focuses on
managing geographical databases and implementation of GIS in organizations. The second part of
the program provides elective choice of courses depending on interest and specialty may be focused
within areas such as: Physical planning, Resource planning, Environmental planning, Geo-statistics,
Algorithm theories, Spatial modelling, Remote sensing techniques, Web-GIS, Biodiversity. The
program is distance based eLearning and all material is in English. A student version of one of the
major commercial GIS programs is distributed to be installed on the student s own computer (not
Mac operating system compatible) where the student does the practical exercises. Only the
presentation and defense of the Master s thesis requires physical presence by the student. The
program can be taken on 100%, 50% or 25% study tempo.

Prerequisites
Bachelors degree. English language proficiency demonstrated in one of the following ways: IELTS
score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0), TOEFL score of
550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79), Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or
Proficiency level, O level/GCSE, or having a Bachelors Degree from a university where English is
the ONLY language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of
Universities, CD version, or having received a passing grade in English course B (Swedish
secondary school).

Application information
Spring semester 2011
Full time/internetdistance
Study period 2011-01-17 - 2013-01-18
Language of instruction: English
Selection based on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of
recommendation and statement of purpose
Last application date 2010-08-15
Application Code: LU-57010

Spring semester 2011


Part time/internetdistance
Study period 2011-01-17 - 2019-01-18
Language of instruction: English
Selection based on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of
recommendation and statement of purpose
Last application date 2010-08-15
Application Code: LU-57030
Spring semester 2011
Half time/internetdistance
Study period 2011-01-17 - 2015-01-16
Language of instruction: English
Selection based on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of
recommendation and statement of purpose
Last application date 2010-08-15
Application Code: LU-57020