Geographical Information Technologies

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Master's degree in Geographical Information Technologies (M150)

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

  • Coordinator: Geology, Geography and Environment Department 
  • Collaborate:  Economy and Business Management Department and Automation Department

Teaching centre(s)

Environmental Sciences Building
Science and Technology Campus
28805. Alcalá de Henares

Year Course Started

2015-2016 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students and 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes


Spanish and English

Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.


Research and professional


Dr. Francisco Aguilera Benavente



- External Internships Coordinator:

Dr. Francisco Aguilera Benavente

- Quality Coordinator:

Patricia Oliva Pavón


Academic Committee

Dr. Francisco  Aguilera Benavente (Director del Máster)

Dr. Mariano García Alonso (Profesor del Máster)

Dr. Francisco Escobar Martínez (Profesor del Máster)



Academic issues:

Dª. Clara Ochoa Vélez (Programme manager)

Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 30

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Entry profile

The Master's degree aims to improve territorial management through techniques that enable the generation and integration of geographic information. For this reason, the entry profile is aimed at students with this type of interest. Specifically, the ideal profile would be that of students with undergraduate degrees related to land management and analysis: Geography, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Biology, Geomatics Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Natural Environment Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agro-environmental Engineering, and related subjects.

It will be verified that all students have basic knowledge of Geographic Information Technologies using a detailed study of their academic records. For those students who do not have this basic knowledge, the possibility will be offered of taking a virtual course, specific to the UAH, which will include this knowledge.

Admission criteria
Students will be selected based on their academic profile and previous experience to follow the contents of the master's degree. The selection criteria will be as follows:

  • Academic record, valued between 1 and 4 points. It will count for 60% of the final score for access.
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written. First Certificate level or equivalent: 1; Advanced level or equivalent: 2. 20% of the final mark will count towards access.
  • Motivation. It will be verified with a survey and a letter written by each candidate. The academic committee will evaluate it and will count for 10% of the final score for access.
  • Professional career in these technologies, relevant publications, and other activities. The academic committee will assess this and it will count for 10% of the final score for access.

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations


Collaboration agreements and programmes



Fees: 1st matriculation: nationals and residents: 2.736 € ; non-EU non-residents: 5.079 € (approximate information).


From September to July 

Master´s Website


Classes are taught in the morning, but exclusive dedication is required, since it is necessary to carry out autonomous work exercises in the afternoon (studying, practical exercises, etc.), as well as attending thematic seminars and conferences.


"Ocejón" Computer room (3rd floor)
Environmental Sciences Building
Faculty of Biology, Environmental Sciences and Chemistry
Science and Technology Campus
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, km. 33,600
28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Material resources

The master's has a dedicated classroom available to students which can be used during non-teaching hours for individual student work. In the classroom, students have at their disposal a series of reference bibliographic material for consultation, in relation to the subjects studied in the master's. In addition, students have access to all the recommended bibliography through the university libraries

Installations, services and plans



External Practicums

The master's has more than 45 internship agreements with leading companies in the sector, offering external internships to all students on the programme who choose the professional track

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Francisco Aguilera Benavente (Master's Director)

Patricia Oliva Pavón  (Master's Professor)

Clara Ochoa Vélez (Master's Plan Manager and Secretary of the Committee)

A student representative

Complaints and Suggestions