Research course

Geographical Information Science

University of Edinburgh · School of Geosciences
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme offers expert understanding of the latest developments in geographical information science (GIS), mixing practical training, theoretical knowledge and an ability to apply learned skills in any software environment.

This programme can be tailored to your interests and career goals, offering hands-on experience in geographical problem solving. A field trip to Perthshire focuses on techniques for capturing geospatial information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)131 650 2572