For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).
You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.
Months of entry
This course is taught jointly between the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and the Department of Geography.
About the course
Our MSc Applied GIS will provide you with the mix of technical skills, practical experience and theoretical understanding you need 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.
- Data, Visualisation and GIS
- Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
- Open Source GIS and Spatial Analysis
- Application of GIS
- Research Design for Social and Spatial Analysis
- Advanced GIS Methods
- The Professional GIS Project
Examples of optional modules
- Transport Planning
- Issues in Housing
- Cities of Diversity
Teaching and assessment
There are seminars, lectures, workshops and reading groups. You’ll be assessed on your coursework assignments and a dissertation. Assessments methods on this course will vary per module but can involve group work, presentations, individual reports or essays and portfolios, or a combination of these.
Information for international students
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Programmes Officer
- +44 (0)114 222 6920