Modern life more and more relies on BIG DATA and digitized work processes – geoinformatics helps to manage and analyse contemporary spatial data and make decisions on development and policy. The 2-year master’s programme in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society prepares highly qualified specialists on handling and analysing spatial data and developing decision support systems for the public, private, and non-governmental sector.

A special emphasis of the programme is put on the development of practical skills of students.

  • Combines geography and IT in the age of BIG data.
  • Gives tools to analyse social and natural processes in space for interdisciplinary decision- and policy-making.
  • Teaches the full cycle of spatial data management starting from fieldwork and data acquisition towards visualising planning solutions.

Fulfillment of the master’s programme enables employment in public, private, and non-governmental sector as Spatial Data Manager, Spatial Analyst, or GIS Consultant for Planning and Regional Policy. There are numerous further employment options in local and regional development and policy.

The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). It is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is known as the Student Capital of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 30, 2019
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3,400 EUR
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