The programme is designed to allow professionals all over the world to study and explore all over the world. You have online lectures, reading materials and assignments that hone both your GIS and academic skills. The submission deadlines are set, but when and where you work on your assignments depends on your personal schedule. There are several online meetings with your teachers and peers for discussions, questions and advanced learning. These are recorded so if you can't be present, you can still gain from the knowledge exchange. Finally, there is a student tutor to help you with scheduling issues, additional curiosities and making the most out of the curriculum.
The first year of the programme is designed to teach you all the fundamentals you need as a GIS professional and as an academic practioner. In the second year, the modules discuss more complex problems that require you to combine skills and to combine your classes with real world problems, if possible related to your work reality. In the final year you write your MSc thesis, where you pick a topic that fits with your interests and work circumstances.