Taught course

Geographical Information Science

The University of Manchester · School of Environment and Development

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a first or upper second class degree (or its international equivalent) from a recognised research university. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters programme focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information (GI) technologies. GI technologies are increasingly applied in everyday life, with, for example, the introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Google Earth. Core GI technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS), have had a long history of application in industries such as planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities, transportation, and various government and private-sector environmental agencies. The application areas for GI technologies are very widespread.

This programme provides the theoretical foundation and practical skills that are relevant for pursuing a career in a GI Science related field.

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Fees and funding

Please contact the School for further details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
27 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office: School of Environment and Development (SED)
+44 (0) 161 275 0969
+44 (0) 161 275 0421