Name of programme CARTOGRAPHY
Qualification awarded Master in Physical Sciences
Field of study Geography
Study area Physical Sciences
Length of the programme 2 years (4 semesters)
Scope of programme (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Language of instruction English
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Starting date 1st September
Tuition fee for Non-EU students TBC
Why study Cartography?
Cartography – a specific branch of knowledge with a wide range of applied character. So, this program is to provide and educate future professionals essential cartographic theory and applied knowledge of methods, techniques and basic GIS technology, to promote a systematic approach to research phenomena, to be able to highlight, analyse and solve methodological problems, individually and collectively conduct research and implement practical cartographic projects using different technologies, to be able to create and manage application projects.
Professor Geoffrey Robinson. University of St. Andrews, Scotland – team leader of external evaluation of the Cartography:
"The programme’s aims and outcomes are directed towards satisfying national needs in the labour market; the need for specialist cartographers, especially in GIS-related employment, is expected to continue in coming years. The curriculum design process takes cognisance of the needs and suggestions of employers and other social partners and practitioners. Students, in acquiring the practical skills and knowledge to be able to act as cartographers after graduation, are kept up to date with trends of development in cartography.
What is more, the programme is in the hands of an enthusiastic and well-qualified staff, which supports the quality of the studies and enables the achievement of the intended learning outcomes. The staff seems to be largely competent in the subjects they teach, actively participating in applied projects directly related to the study programme content."
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
· Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Geography, Physical Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Mathematic, Informatics, Informatics Engineering;
· English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme or use Bilateral cooperation agreements which gives an opportunity to study at Partner Universities or do internship abroad.
Graduates can work in cartographic and topographic public and private enterprises, in scientific and in education-municipal institutions. Masters of cartography may continue their studies in doctoral studies (third stage) of the natural, social and nearby sciences branches (physical geography, measurement engineering, computer science, sociology) in Lithuanian and foreign universities.