Taught course

Geographical Information Systems

Sheffield Hallam University · Geography

Entry requirements

A lower second class degree or above in a relevant subject ensures consideration for entry on to the course. Individuals without a suitable degree will be considered where they can demonstrate they meet the applicant entry profile and have worked for two years at a management level using GIS in the workplace, or, have a sufficiently high level of technical ability and responsibility within their role to meet the satisfaction of the admissions tutor. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Develop your knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS) to become a well-trained professional in the area. Depending on whether you already use GIS in your current workplace or not, you can choose either a work-based or consultancy module to give you a practical, hands-on basis for your studies.

Key points
• Study on one of the only specialist courses on GIS preparing you for roles in this growing area.
• Study one of three different levels of qualification depending on the level of knowledge required to progress in your career.
• Learn how to use GIS in real life scenarios through either a work-based or consultancy module.
• Study as a certificated course or choose individual modules as short courses.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months


part time
6 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 2094