A good 2:1 or first class honours degree in geography or a related subject, or an equivalent recognised qualification.
Months of entry
About the course
Our MSc Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will provide you with the mix of technical skills, practical experience and theoretical understanding to launch a successful career in the fields of GIS, applied policy research or spatial data analysis.
You’ll develop a wide variety of knowledge, in areas such as advanced spatial analysis, geovisualisation, policy applications of GIS in practice, and thematic mapping and cartogram creation.
Graduates work for the Office of National Statistics, Ordnance Survey, ESRI, the civil service and local government.
Quantitative Analysis 1; Applications of GIS; Open Source GIS and Spatial Data Analysis; Research Proposal for Applied GIS; Advanced GIS Methods; The Professional GIS Project.
Quantitative Analysis 2; Urban and Regional Inequalities; Transport Planning; Issues in Housing; Regional Governance.
Teaching and assessment
There are seminars, lectures, workshops and reading groups. You’ll be assessed on your coursework assignments and a dissertation.
Study with the best
The MSc Applied GIS programme is delivered by two internationally-recognised centres of excellence in teaching and learning: the Department of Geography and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Programmes Officer
- +44 (0)114 222 7900