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Geographical Information Systems MSc

Geographical Information Systems MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Geographical Information Systems Software (Use) Geographical Information Systems

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leeds | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



On completion of the module students should be able to demonstrate the ability to: execute a sustained programme of original research or development; identify and critically review the literature relevant to that objective; identify and apply the conceptual understandings and practical research skills necessary for the thorough and coherent exploration of their chosen topic; locate their own original investigations within the wider current developments.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need 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. We accept a range of International Qualifications.