The Master of Spatial Science programme is of interdisciplinary nature and aims at students interested in, and adequately qualified and motivated for graduate education to become scientific researchers in various fields of study related to spatial sciences. The programme will enable students to deepen their knowledge of a particular surveying or spatial science information discipline for application, research and/or management purposes. Possible fields of specialisation include Geoinformatics, Urban and Regional Sciences, Land and Property Sciences, as well as Natural Resource Sciences. The precise focus of the research will be determined through dialogue between the candidate and supervising staff, and will fall within the scope of the approved research clusters of the Department of Geospatial Sciences and Technology.
Applicants who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF level 8, or equivalent, in disciplines related to Spatial Science may be considered for admission to this programme. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research and may be required to make up specific deficiencies at the discretion of the Higher Degrees Committee. In addition, applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the department.