The UNIGIS Master of Science (MSc) is a postgraduate study program in distance-learning format. It establishes a solid foundation with the key concepts and methods in Geoinformatics, and provides the competences for solving complex real-world problems. Students develop their individual areas of expertise in the Electives as well as the Master Thesis research, according to their personal needs and interests. UNIGIS MSc students are typically working GI-professionals, who lead – or aim to lead – interdisciplinary teams.

The study is compliant with the level 7 (Master) of the European Qualifications Framework.

Target group

Persons who want to acquire knowlege on the wide range of the conceptual, technical and methodological contexts in the field of geoinformatics. Graduates are qualified as project, team or department leaders.


Academic Degree Master of Science (Geographic Information Science & Systems) – MSc (GIS)

Starting dates *

Twice a year (March, 1 and October, 1)

Duration *

2 years, graduation possible up to 3 years in total. Average weekly workload 12-15 hrs (depending on prior knowledge)

Tuition fee *

Study program’s tuition fee amounts to € 9,800.- payable in a single installment or 2 equal annual installments of – € 5,200.-

* applies to the Salzburg Global Campus; may differ if delivered through a partner site, see Study Locations

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