Taught course

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) via Online Distance Learning (ODL)

University of Leeds · School of Geography

Entry requirements

To study on this programme, you need to fulfil some basic requirements, which fall under these categories: - Previous qualifications or experience - Minimum computer specifications - Software required Previous qualifications or experience The normal preferred entry requirement is at least a good second class honours degree in an appropriate subject or appropriate professional experience and/or qualifications. Suitable equivalent qualifications would be considered for overseas/mature candidates and applications are welcomed from those with relevant work experience. If you think that you might be interested in our course, but feel unsure whether you have the necessary background, contact us to discuss your position.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The overall aim of this course is to provide open distance learning for people working in commercial or public sector organisations who require core training and skills development in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), or for students who want to study in their own environment and in their own time.

The course is delivered online, at a distance and is spread over three years, on a part-time basis, with study to Postgraduate Certificate level in year one, Postgraduate Diploma level in year two and an MSc achieved after three years.

Further information about the course, its structure and modules, fees and how to apply can be found on the programme website at www.gislearn.org.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, the University requires you to provide evidence of competence in English.

Fees and funding

UK students
PG Cert: £3200 PG Dip: £6400 MSc: £8000

Home / EU / International PGT Scholarships available from the School of Geography.

Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a <School name> Masters degree programme.

For more information about our awards please visit our Scholarships and Funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

Course contact details

The ODL Team
+44 113 343 6635