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Cartography (MA)

Vilnius University
Vilnius University

Program description

Cartography (MA)

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, analyze 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.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Physical Sciences (Chemistry), Life Sciences (Biochemistry),Technological Sciences (Chemical Engineering or Material Engineering)
  • The competition score is composed of the grades in Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry, Physical chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry of Colloids, Chemistry of Crystals and the Bachelor thesis paper
  • English Language requirements: applicant has to present document providing the level not lower than B2(following the common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score75/IELTS score 6.

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Tuition fees

The tuition fee is 4234 EUR/year.

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Key Learning Outcomes

  • Having completed cartography Program, a graduate has complex understanding between functions and interaction of nature and anthropogenic structures; principles of sustainable development, systematic and critical approach.
  • Understanding scalability and existence of geographic systems.
  • Recognize cartographic modelling in the interdisciplinary research.
  • Ability to formulate scientific and applied research objectives, shape content and possible results.
  • Strategic analyze and evaluate cartographic projects requirement and complication degree.
  • Formulate results of scientific research.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis; formulate and present research results; analyze of scientific reference sources, juridical acts.
  • Use varied technologies for scientific research, information search, evaluation and recall.

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Career opportunities

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.

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About this institute

Vilnius University

Vilnius University

Established in 1579, Vilnius University is Lithuania’s leading academic institution, ranking in the top 20 of universities in the region (Emerging Europe & Central Asia QS University Rankings 2018). More than 20,000 students are currently studying on over 70 bachelors...

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Why study at Vilnius University

  • Vilnius is one of the top 100 cities according to QS Best Student Cities 
  • Vilnius University is number 1 in Lithuania.
  • Vilnius University is a leading higher education institution in student involvement in scientific work.

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Vilnius University

3 Universiteto St.
LT-01513 Vilnius

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