Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Nov 30, 2023
195 place StudyQA ranking:1276 Duration:4 semestrs You need IELTS certificate
Our goal is to educate students in the most advanced techniques in geographic information processing. Building on a Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics or a related discipline, the Master of Science in Geoinformatics programme will further develop students' problem-solving skills and analytic capabilities, and teach innovative and creative scientific research methods. As one of the leading places for exploring new frontiers in geospatial information science, the Institute for Geoinformatics Münster provides Master's students with a chance to get personally involved in cutting-edge research projects. This opens up opportunities to conduct Master's theses on new and emerging technologies. Obtaining a Master's degree from the Institute for Geoinformatics will prepare you for a leading position in industry and academics. The medium of instruction is English.

Educational organisation

The Master's programme lasts for four semesters (120 ECTS credit points). Admission is possible for each summer semester and winter semester.

Overview study programme:
  • Module Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science, 5 credit points (CP)
  • Module Interoperability, 10 CP
  • Module Analysis of Spatio-temporal Data, 5 CP
  • Module Location Based Services, 5 CP
  • Module Geoinformation in Society, 5 CP
  • Module Advanced Topics in Geographic Information Science, 10 CP
  • Module Computer Science, 10 CP
  • Module Interdisciplinary Aspects of Geographic Information Science, 10 CP
  • Module External Industry or Government Project OR Module External Studies, 30 CP
  • Module Master's Thesis, 30 CP
  • Total: 120 credit points

(Due to the regular re-accreditation procedure, the course programme is under revision. For the most up-to-date information, see

Study abroad unit(s)

Optional in a wide partner network during the "external semester"


See study programme

Forms of assessment

Oral and written exams, reports, presentations, etc.

Course objectives

The Master's programme teaches GI-specific knowledge and additional core skills, which prepare graduates for leading positions in business, science and government.
Geographic information is a rapidly expanding market with very good professional career opportunities.

Language requirements

English (TOEFL 550 paper-based or equivalent)

Academic requirements

BSc in Geoinformatics or equivalent

Enrolment fees

Social semester fee of 240 EUR per semester, including a semester ticket covering public transport for the greater Münster area and the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Costs of living

Approx. 700 EUR per month to cover accommodation, insurance, and personal expenses

Job opportunities

Not applicable

Arrival support

Contact: ifgi secretariat,

Services and support for international students

International Office:
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