About the master's
The master's Geo-Information Science combines expertise in the domains of ICT, geo-sciences, environmental sciences and social sciences. The programme consists of courses based on GIS and remote sensing methods and techniques, as well as courses in geo-information processing. These include data gathering, data analysis and data presentation. You learn to use geo-information systems and remote sensing techniques to find solutions for spatial problems within relevant fields of the environmental sciences.
Compare the master's Geo-Information Science with similar study programmes in the Netherlands
The master's Geomatics (Delft University of Technology) primarily focuses on technical applications in the built environment.
The master's Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) is a cooperation between Utrecht University, Wageningen University, Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente. This is primarily a distance learning study programme, and can be followed part time. The programme's focus is on management and development of geo-information applications and projects.
GIS can also be a part of study programmes like Human Geography, Earth Science, ICT, Environmental Sciences and Biology.
The Wageningen Geo-Information Science programme is broader in scope and allows you to focus on finding solutions to complex challenges in the green domain and in developing applications in areas like spatial planning, nature- and landscape management, sustainable agriculture and water management. The distinctive features of the Geo-Information Science master's is the combination of aspects from different domains. Thus, you are offered a broad choice to deepen your knowledge of certain domains, depending on your background and interests.
Differences between the master's Geo-Information Science and similar study programmes at Wageningen University
You can choose to include certain elements of the master's Geo-Information Science in other master's study programmes at Wageningen University. However, Geo-Information does not form an integral part of any other master's study programme which makes the master's Geo-Information Science unique within Wageningen University.