Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a fundamental tool for the visualisation, analysis, understanding and management of data coming from many different sources. Social, economic and environmental indicators, always inseparable from the territory, are now addressed using increasingly powerful software. In the present and in the future, the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the state of a municipality, a region or a country cannot be done without resorting to a GIS tool and, consequently, the need for qualified specialists is constantly increasing. The Master in Geographic Information Systems is aimed at the advanced training of specialists with this professional profile.


  • To promote advanced, multi- and interdisciplinary knowledge in subjects related to GIS, Remote Sensing, Drones, and also Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • To train specialists to become competent professionals with the capacity to intervene individually or to participate in teams, with responsibilities both in the use and development of computer tools and applications, and in optimising their application to the territory and the landscape, and to social and economic activities and processes

Operating Mode

Schedule: Monday to Friday, between 6 pm - 9 pm; exceptionally, field classes on Saturdays.

The Course structure ensures that students obtain new skills in areas of knowledge ranging from the use and development of GIS tools, georeferenced databases, spatialized data analysis, remote sensing and the usage of drones as sources of thematic information about the territory. It also provides training on the development of WebSIG applications and, finally, training on the territory, its resources and risks, and its sustainability.

Tuition and Fees 2024/2025

National Students: 

first year curriculum: 1100€

other curricular year: 1100€

International Students*:  

first year curriculum: 4000€

other curricular year: 4000€

Application Fee: 50 Euros**

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 175 Euros

Note: The  tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year

** - The application fee must be paid within a maximum of 2 days

The applications for Master's courses are made through the Application Portal, available in the "Admissions" tab
Career Opportunities

Private Sector

  • Companies providing services in the domains of digital cartography, aerial photography and topographic surveys using drones
  • Companies providing services in the domain of specialised and thematic use of images from remote sensing, namely satellite images
  • Companies providing services based on the use of GIS and other related IT tools for the planning and management of natural resources, namely, water, and for the assessment of natural risks and environmental impacts

Public Sector

  • Technical departments of municipal councils, intermunicipal communities, regional coordination commissions and national government departments with attributions related to land use planning, management and monitoring of abiotic and biotic resources, and assessment of natural risks and environmental impacts