M.Sc. in Cartography, Lithuania 2019

Vilnius University

Study in:Lithuania
Deadline: 1 May 2019


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.

Programme Structure

1st Semester

  • Database design
  • Application programming for spatial data systems
  • Methodology of scientific research
  • Topographical maps and plans
  • GIS methodology and applications

2nd Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Cartographic information management
  • Base of cartographic communication
  • Scientific project
  • Earth remote sensing observation
  • GIS models and special maps
  • Professional practice

Elective Courses

  • Territorial areas and networks
  • Land planning and cadastre
  • Geography of Cultural Landscape
  • Biometeorology

3rd Semester

  • Mathematical cartography
  • Map publishing technologies
  • Methodology of thematic mapping
  • Cartology
  • Dissemination of cartographic information on the Internet

4th Semester

Master seminar

Master thesis

English Language Requirements

This program requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • 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).


State Funded Places

Citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), persons (non-EU/EEA) granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin can apply for the State Funded Place in the program.

Tuition Fee Waiver 

Tuition waiver will be awarded to the most motivated and competent international non-EU/EEA students applying for Vilnius University Master programs taught in English or Russian language. This scholarship covers full cost of the tuition fee of the selected Master‘s study program.

Detailed Program Facts

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