Taught course

Geographical Information Science

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Environment, Education and Development
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 Honours degree.

We welcome applicants from a range of degree backgrounds, especially geography and environmental sciences. Graduates in biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, or a cognate discipline are also welcome.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc Geographical Information Science focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information science technologies. It will prepare you to pursue a career in a geographical information science field.

Geographical information technologies are increasingly used in everyday life, such as Google Earth and geosocial networking. Core geographical information science technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, have had a long history of application in government and private sector environmental agencies, planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities and transportation.

This course will enable you to develop fundamental skills and in-depth knowledge of key application areas. You can choose to undertake an applied study unit, which gives a range of work experience skills and can lead to dissertation opportunities working with key local and national employers.

We offer research-led teaching and a range of extra-curricular activities designed to deepen and enhance your learning experience. These include access to additional training resources, educational visits, career talks, and alumni presentations.

You will gain experience using commercial and open source software and acquire skills in the development of spatial software for both desktop and online platforms.

What's more, during 2017 we hosted the 25th Geographical Information Science Research UK (GISRUK) conference; the largest national GIS research conference.

Manchester is the ideal place to study Geography. The world's first industrial city, now a vibrant twenty-first century metropolis set between three National Parks, Manchester and its environment are an important resource for field teaching throughout your course.

Geography has been taught at The University of Manchester for more than 125 years.

We have a vibrant community of students and academic staff, with a wide range of teaching and research interests and an impressive international research reputation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Environment, Education and Development
Email
PG-Geography-Admissions@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 0969