Taught course

Geographical Information Science

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Geography
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as geography, earth or environmental science, economics or a social science, mathematics, computer science or other subjects where good numeracy and/or computing skills can be demonstrated.

Relevant work experience and professional training courses are viewed positively and are taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade falls below the normal minimum requirement. Appropriate work experience may be considered in lieu of qualifications. You may also find our FAQs page useful.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our part-time, online GIS Masters degree will provide you with in-depth and specialist knowledge of GIS techniques. You will focus on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences.

Core modules introduce GIS, a rapidly evolving area in business and environmental applications. You will be introduced to GIS packages and a range of data sources/techniques, useful for those wanting to undertake social and environmental science research and those keen to understand the application of geotechnology as practitioners. You’ll study theories and concepts underpinning GIS and have the chance to explore topics including advanced spatial data visualisation, digital image processing, and geodemographics.

Learners studying year one only are eligible for a PG Cert, years one and two lead to a PG Diploma, and learners completing all three years are eligible for the award of MSc GISc.

For the programme, you will need a laptop or PC capable of running standard applications (such as Microsoft Word/Excel etc). The packages we will use shouldn’t need anything more than a moderately spec’d machine running Windows. Software is typically made available to you as a download or via our online environment.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,250 (total)
International students
£10,250 (total)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    flexible
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
geo-tpg-enq@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)113 343 8109