Taught course

UNIGIS - Distance Learning Postgraduate Network in Geographical Information Systems

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Science and the Environment
Qualifications
MSc

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.

Each application is considered individually, based on qualification and experience. Enthusiasm and commitment are also important. International students please see Study at Manchester Met.

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Months of entry

September

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.

Year 1

Core units across all disciplines

  • Foundations of GIS
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Databases

Year 2

Core units across all disciplines

  • Methods in GIS

GIS pathway

Choose two from:

  • Distributed GIS
  • Environmental Applications of GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Social Applications of GIS
  • Spatial Databases and Programming


Applied GIS pathway

Choose two from:

  • Environmental Applications of GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Social Applications of GIS

GI Technologies pathway

Core Units:

  • Distributed GIS
  • Spatial Databases and Programming

All study routes employ web-based delivery and aim to provide the conceptual and technical framework required for an in-depth understanding of GIS. Each route has either core or elective units available and all incorporate a project and dissertation which involves the design and execution of an original study.

Year 3

  • MSc Project and Dissertation

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit: Your country and Manchester Met

Fees and funding

UK students
UK/EU full-time £3,200 per year.
International students
Non-EU international £3,950 per year.

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit Postgraduate funding and financial support.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969