Taught course

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Geography
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree in geography or a related subject at 2:1 (hons) or its equivalent.

Relevant work experience and training courses are viewed positively and are taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade falls below the normal minimum requirement.

Students without a background in geography but who have a degree that demonstrates good numeracy and/or computing skills are encouraged to apply.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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