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Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA)

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24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) Master's programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers of geo-information.

In GIMA,students will be introduced to the theoretical, methodological, technological and organisational principles of processing and analysing digital geo-information, the management and research aspects of geo-information, and the innovative application of geo-information in a wide variety of spatial application fields.

The programme may be followed on a full-time (2 years) or part-time basis (4 years). Since it is predominantly a distance-learning programme, extensive use will be made of various ICT media. In addition, the programme requires several periods of intensive classroom attendance. A compulsory internship allows the student to gain practical experience in a (geo-information) working environment.

The internship is carried out within geo-information companies, agencies and research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad. Following the completion of the internship, the student submits a report. Extensive career opportunities are available in both the private sector (oil companies, geo-marketing, consultancy, etc.) and the public sector (research institutes, municipalities, regional or national governmental organisations, etc.).

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 93

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