Master of Science

The Department of Geography currently offers two Post-Graduate Study Programs:

  1. “Geography and Applied Geo-informatics” (

  2. “Human Geography, Spatial Development and Planning” (

The Department also participates in the Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Study Program “Tourism Planning, Management and Policy”, in collaboration with the Departments of Business Administration, Environment and Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean (Chios), since 1998-1999 to-date ( )


Τhe Postgraduate Studies Program (PSP), entitled "Geography and Applied Geoinformatics", has been offered since the academic year 2005-2006 at the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean in Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece. The PSP awards a Master of Science (MSc) diploma in Geography and Applied Geoinformatics, with two directions:

  1. Applied Geoinformatics in Human Geography and Spatial Planning
  2. Applied Geoinformatics in Natural Environment and Hazards Management

The aim of the PSP is to provide theoretical and applied knowledge of spatial issues and their modern management approaches, using the methods and techniques of Geographic Information Science. Specific objectives of the PSP include:

  • production of highly qualified scientists and researchers capable of contributing to the design, development and implementation of geoinformatics methods and techniques for solving geographic problems covering the whole spectrum of geography
  • promotion of scientific knowledge and research in the field of applied geoinformatics
  • compatibility of the postgraduate knowledge provided with the international standards of the relevant sciences, research directions and specializations as well as with the special development needs of a country and the particular spatial problems
  • creating scientific staff with modern competitive knowledge in the global labor market

Geoinformatics develops and exploits information technologies for the collection, management, analysis, modeling and visualization of spatial and temporal data. Combined with traditional methods and analysis techniques, it supports the complex and interdisciplinary analysis of various natural and social phenomena and issues and the decision-making to deal with them.