MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management

Lund University

Programme overview

*Note that this is a European Joint Master's Programme

Geo-information science and earth observation for environmental modelling and management is essential for development issues all round the world. Spatial data, such as maps and global databases, as well as satellite imagery, play a central role in the search for reliable environmental information for scenario studies and viable policies. Knowledge and skills in this field will therefore continue to be crucial for industry, government and NGOs. The programme runs for 22 months and is taught by world-class faculties in five countries: Iceland, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands. While spending time in at least two of the five countries and studying in a multicultural environment, you will gain valuable insights into the academic, social and cultural diversity of Northern and Central Europe. On graduation you will receive a multiple MSc degree from the consortium universities. There is a great demand for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM) graduates in the international arena. A large number of the GEM graduates are accepted in PhD degree programmes. The programme has been running for 10 years and more than 120 students have graduated.

Programme modules/courses

The programme is divided into one foundation year (60 ECTS) and one year of specialisation (60 ECTS). During the first year, the students have common foundation studies in geo-information and earth observation, statistics, presentation and research skills, and systems analysis related to environmental modelling and management. The second-year students can specialise ine.g. EU Policy and Environment, Environmental Modelling of Oceans and Land, Environmental Change at Northern Latitudes, Biodiversity, Carbon Modelling, Food Security, Geoinformatics, Modelling of Greenhouse Gases and Web Solutions for Environmental Modelling.

A course calendar with course structure and modules is available on the website, www.gem-msc.org.

Career prospects

Career prospectsGeo-information technology and, in particular, remote sensing, plays a central role in the search for clear analyses to provide the required information for formulation of viable policies. Skills in this field will therefore continue to be much in demand in industry, government and NGOs.

More information about this programme at www.gem-msc.org

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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Last updated October 5, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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2 years
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Sweden - Lund, Skåne County
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