The master program Geographical Information Management and Applications focuses on the management and application of geographical information from a scientific perspective.

In Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA), students will be introduced to the theoretical, methodological, technological and organisational principles of processing and analyzing digital geo-information, the management and research aspects of geo-information, and the innovative application of geo-information in a wide variety of spatial application fields.

Furthermore, GIMA is a blended learning Master's programme, which means that most of the time students are studying from the place where students think they can study best (e.g. at home, or the local library). Students study full time (2 yrs.) or part time (4 yrs.).

A compulsory internship allows the student to gain practical experience in a (geo-information) working environment. The internship is carried out within geo-information companies, agencies and research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad. The student submits a report about the internship.

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instituteUniversiteit Utrecht
Faculty of Geosciences
diplomaGeographical Sciences
program typeregular
program formfull-time, part-time
program duration2 years
credits (ECTS)120 EC
numerus fixusno numerus clausus
geen honoursprogramma
application no60732

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Hoe is de opleiding opgebouwd?
instruction language100% en
teaching types74% self study
10% theory
16% practice
modes of instructioncase study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, design project, working group, group assignment, portfolio, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
contact hours

evening educationn.v.t.
distance learningn.v.t.

This program has been accredited on September 25 2009 by the Dutch-Flamish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) and has received the following grades:

realized qualitysufficient
program cohesionsufficient
required study effortsufficient
staff qualitysufficient
staff sizesufficient
study guidancegood
bron: NVAO
instruction modes
Individual & group exercises
Literature research
Preparing & analysing data
Visualisation of results
Written assignments
Independent Research
Students are educated to become all-round managers of Geo-information and / or all-round Geo-information application specialists.
The programme may be followed on a full time (2 years) or part time basis (4 years). The study programme comprises six course modules, an internship and a Master's thesis, which together will yield for 120 ECTS.
The GIMA programme is a two-year programme, and is offered as blended learning. At the beginning of each module there are 3 contact days in which the lectures are being held and the assignments explained. After that there is a period of distance learning of approximately 12 weeks. In between, students work from their home or office. The interactivity is guaranteed by the use of electronic communication (e-learning environment) by which students regularly interact with teachers and fellow students. At the end of the module there are two examination days at one of the four universities.

Toelating en kosten

toelatingstartmoment en kosten

Program start and application deadlines

1 September 2017
admission deadline 1 April 2017
statutory tarif : € 1787
institutional tarif : € 10237
non-EU/EER tarif : € 15167
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
1 September 2018
admission deadline 1 April 2018
statutory tarif : €
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €

Studenten en studentenleven

Wat kost studeren?

gemiddelde kosten voor een student Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) in Utrecht

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336kamerhuur in Utrechtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1204 aan totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel44.0


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Geographical Information Management and Applications (GIMA) aan de Universiteit Utrecht is beoordeeld door 18 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.