Taught course

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Geography
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in geography or a related subject, e.g. environmental sciences or ecological sciences. Relevant work experience is viewed positively and is taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade is slightly below our requirement. If you’re interested in this programme but are unsure if you have the necessary background, please get in touch with us to discuss your position.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme focuses on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences. It provides highly qualified and motivated students sought by employers in the sector.

Core modules introduce GIS, a rapidly evolving area in business, health and planning settings, as well as in environmental applications. You will be introduced to GIS packages and database systems, useful for those wanting to undertake social and environmental science research and those wanting to understand the application of geotechnology as practitioners. You’ll study theories and concepts underpinning GIS and explore topics including spatial data models, data capture, spatial analysis and statistical and mathematical modelling. Optional modules allow you to focus on quantitative human geography, environmental applications and programming GIS.

Other Study Options

This programme is available part time, allowing you to combine study with other commitments. You can work to fund your studies, or gain a new qualification without giving up an existing job. We aim to be flexible in helping you to put together a part-time course structure that meets your academic goals while recognising the constraints on your study time.

Information for international students

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact our Admissions Team.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
8 months

PGCert

full time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
geo-tpg-enq@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 6827