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Geographical Information Management and Applications

Wageningen University & Research

Master Postgraduate Wageningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The GIMA programme does not solely cover the advanced use of GIS, but also management styles and the management of geoinformation and spatial data infrastructures in organisations.
Course description The Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) programme is a broad programme in the GIS field. It is about applying and managing geo-information based on knowledge of geo-information technology. As a future geo-information specialist, you will need to find solutions to various spatial challenges: How to make the development plans of a city or municipality easily accessible digitally and visually? How to combine observation data and pre-existing knowledge to assess the current situation of an archaeological site? How to manage information within organisations, keep it up to date and how to use the information properly? Which measures need to be taken, where and on which scale, to deal with climate change and related phenomena? The programme teaches, among other things, how to use state-of-the-art geo-information technology, where to apply geo-information in application fields, and how to manage geo-information in projects and organisations.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
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Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Wageningen University & Research
Information about the institution Wageningen University & Research is the only university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme 'healthy food and living environment'.


Admission requirements
  1. Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.
  2. Bachelors degree in relevant field of science.
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jul 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 15700€ 13250

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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Telephone number +31 (0) 317-48 48 48
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