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Master's Degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing


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Geolocation and remote sensing are the future, specializing in the management, analysis and processing of geospatial information.


Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master's Degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing?

  • GIS and remote sensing is a growing sector, due to global challenges such as climate change, scarcity of natural resources or the continuing transition to the information society. Proof of this is the more than three hundred earth observation satellites that currently exist or initiatives such as the European Union's Copernicus and Galileo programmes.
  • The development of GIS and remote sensing is understood as an engine of scientific progress, innovation and economic growth that necessarily results in the creation of qualified employment.
  • Highly qualified teaching staff, with international academic prestige and extensive research experience, and private sector professionals who are specialists in the field.
  • Theoretical and practical training, handling of leading software in the sector.

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From which degrees can I access the Master's Degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing?

This master's degree is aimed at university graduates from various backgrounds who are interested in the management, analysis and processing of geospatial information:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Geography
  • Earth sciences
  • Environment
  • Business or economic field
  • Social Sciences

What will I be able to work in when I finish the Master's Degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing?

Organizations of diverse nature (companies, administrations, technical offices, etc.) demand profiles of technicians or GIS analysts, whose main task lies in the acquisition, processing and analysis of different types of geographic data that are necessary for proper decision making and planning. This type of professionals are demanded by both public and private organizations from a wide range of sectors, such as:

  • Agri-food sector
  • Technical offices dedicated to architecture and engineering
  • Service companies such as water, electricity or gas
  • Consultants
  • Environmental sector
  • Tourism sector
  • Financial sector, insurance
  • Research centers
  • Non-governmental organizations

Learning outcomes / Competencies

Consult the learning outcomes (study programme 7504)

Consult the competencies (study programme 727)

Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree.

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Specific criteria for the Master's degree

If demand exceeds the number of places available, students will be admitted to this Master's Degree according to the following scale:

  • Academic record of the degree (or equivalent) giving access to the master's degree (up to 4 points). Weighting coefficients may be assigned to the mark on the transcript of records for degrees that do not fit in with the subject matter of the master's degree.
  • Professional experience (up to 2 points). Up to 0.5 points per year will be assessed, weighing the suitability of the professional work with the content of the master's degree.
  • Participation in research projects (up to 2 points). Participation in research projects will be assessed by weighing the time frame, subject matter, degree of participation and funding.
  • Other merits (up to 2 points) Merits not covered in the previous sections, among others, will be evaluated (weighing the suitability to the subject matter of the master's degree):
    • Knowledge of languages (demonstrated by official certificate or by courses received)
    • Courses received and given
    • Publications
    • Approved research grants
    • Additional qualifications

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Fundación Carolina   Fundación Carolina offers grants to study this Master’s degree.