Study Format

UNIGIS at the University of Salzburg and international partner institutions offer courses in the field of GIScience delivered through online distance education. Course design follows the idea of blended learning; courses are designed in flexible form including variable and open forms of study with emphasis on student-centred learning, which allows organisational diversity. Learning strategies include activities such as individual processing of a variety of materials and online tutorials, self-assessed exercises, hands-on assignments, use of various software, collaborative discussions, and projects.
Knowledge and performance assessment is performed at two different levels.

Exams and grading system
Exams in the UNIGIS courses are conducted as instructor assessed written assignments. Physical presence is generally not required. Should you fail any of the assignments, you can repeat them; in this case additional assignments will be sent to you and assessed. A five-tier grading scale is used for exam assessment;
    1 excellent
    2 good
    3 satisfactory
    4 sufficient
    5 unsatisfactory
International recognition
University of Salzburg issues an international UNIGIS MSc graduation certificate, i.e. transcript and diploma supplement. The grading scale in the transcript complies with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) scale.