Short information for interested in the PhD. study

Doctoral programme Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing relates to our Masters degree programme of Geography and Geoinformatics. The Masters degree was focused on developing the standard methodological apparatus of Geography and Geographic Information Science and their application in practice. In the PhD. programme, the students are required to obtain credits from compulsory courses (90 ECTS credits) selective compulsory courses (20-50 ECTS credits) and scientific objectives (120 ECTS credits).

The compulsory courses are aimed at expanding the knowledge of the theory and methodology of Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing and Methods of geospatial analysis, geospatial modelling, and methods of geographic research, which can be used effectively in an environment of geographic information systems.

The selective compulsory courses allow for specialisation of the student according to his or her thesis focus, for example, programming for GIS, Methods of geospatial data acquisition, mapping with unmannend aerial systems (UAS), geomorphometry and digital terrain modelling, cartographic coordinate systems, webGIS and interoperability of geodata, geostatistics, software engineering, distributed computing.

The emphasis is put on the scientific part of the study in which the credits are gained from publishing in high quality impacted journals and citations in such journals.

Standard duration of the doctoral study is 4 years. Normally, submissions are due by June and the study commences in Septemeber.

The PhD. graduate profile
The graduate has a wide range of theoretical and empirical knowledge of geographic information science and remote sensing. He or she is capable of solving complex geospatial tasks and apply the knowledge in practice. The graduate is capable of developing the theoretical-methodological base of Geoinformatics, particularly in the field of geospatial analyses, environmental modelling and the application of the most advanced methods of Remote Sensing. The graduate knows the principles of scientific work and research, including publishing in scientific journals and presentation of scientific results. He or she can formulate research questions and solve them creatively with appropriate methodological procedures. The graduate has an excellent overview of the contemporary state-of-the-art. Graduates of this PhD. programme are highly relevant on the job market especially for institutions focusing on research and development, universities, governmental institutions for landscape management, in business where the development of geographic information systems software and spatial data acquisition and analysis is required.


Institute of Geography

Faculty of Science

UPJŠ  in Košice

Jesenná 5

040 01 Košice



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