The Master of Spatial Science programme is interdisciplinary 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. This programme will address the national need for capacity building in the Spatial Science cognate area. Graduates will engage in research within the field of management and analysis Namibia’s built environment and natural resources within the framework of contemporary national and international research projects that alight with Namibia’s development agendas and will produce graduates who are skilled in spatial science investigations, evaluation and synthesis.
Applicants who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF level 8, or equivalent, in disciplines directly or broadly related to the listed spatial sciences specialisations 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 Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, with advice from the respective department linked to the specialisation of the proposed research.
The Master of Spatial Science degree offers a range of career opportunities across various industries, including urban planning, land surveying, environmental management, geospatial analysis, and cartography. Graduates can work in government agencies, private consulting firms, research institutions, and educational organizations. Possible job titles might include GIS analyst, geospatial engineer, land use planner, surveyor, environmental consultant, or mapping specialist. With the increasing demand for accurate spatial information, the Master of Spatial Science degree provides a versatile skillset and opens up opportunities for many exciting and rewarding careers.