Taught course

Geographical Information Systems, Geographical Information Technologies, Applied Geographical Information Systems

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Normal entry requisites are: a relevant UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) or an HND/Foundation degree and relevant experience; or relevant professional qualifications, and experience. Enthusiasm and commitment are also important.

Months of entry


Course content

UNIGIS is a Distance Learning Postgraduate Network in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) jointly run by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford. The UNIGIS network has over 25 years' experience of success in delivering GIS postgraduate courses. Our highly regarded programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in the GI industry - or those wishing to enter the sector. UNIGIS aims to provide a deeper and balanced education in GIS.

Although GIS is a relatively new and emerging branch of geography, the UNIGIS network has over 25 years experience of successfully delivering GIS courses at postgraduate level. You study via web-based distance learning.

The application of GIS is growing rapidly in areas such as urban and regional planning, transportation and land use interaction, and retail marketing, which opens up a range of opportunties for graduates of these courses.

Three separate pathways are offered up to MSc level:

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Applied Geographical Information Systems (Applied GIS)
  • Geographical Information Technologies (GI Technologies)

Qualification and course duration


36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)161 247 6969