Master of Science in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

The Master of Science in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation is a SADC Regional Masters degree programme aimed at producing a critical mass of professionals with ability to utilize the latest remote sensing and GIS tools in order to analyse and solve complex geographical problems. The programme was developed with the support of SASSCAL. It is a collaborative initiative between the University of Zambia, the University of Botswana, the Namibia University of Science and Technology and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The staff for the programme are drawn from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, the Department of Geomatic Engineering and the Department of Computer Science. 
To be admitted into the programme, candidates require a degree (with at least a credit) in Geography, Natural Resources, Engineering, Computer Science and related fields. 


Analytical & Spatial Data Analysis
Advanced Image Processing and Interpretation
Rapid Forest Assessment and Monitoring
GIS Programming and Development
Environmental Remote Sensing
Geospatial Communication
Crop Yield Estimations and Early Warning Systems
GIS for Hydrology and Water Resources
GIS for Spatial Planning
Mobile Computing and GIS
Web Mapping and Geospatial Web Services

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Tuition Fees

Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K14,500.00 $8,660.00

Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category B: Per Academic Year K13,540.00 $9,460.00

5. Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K1,000.00 $500.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K4,500.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,000.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,000.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K150.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K200.00 $60.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K700.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K90.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K120.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K5,000.00

Here is how to apply for the course.