School of GeoSciences

MSc Geographical Information Science

One of the best known GIS programmes in the world, developing strong practical skills with fundamental theoretical knowledge to support the application of GIS skills in any software environment.

Our unique modular structure enables you to tailor the programme around your individual interests and career goals. Demand for skilled GIS expertise continues to develop at an unprecedented rate, and our programme is held in high regard by employers. Its reputation ensures that our graduates receive favourable consideration when they begin looking for work.

There is no better GIS programme in the world

Professor Bob BarrOBE - Manchester Geomatics

 

About the programme

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An intensive educational opportunity designed to equip students for either a career in the Geographical Information industry or for further research.

Degree structure, teaching & assessment

The MSc in GIS involves two semesters of lectures followed by an individual research project. Find out what courses you will take and how you will be assessed.

Field work

Project-oriented fieldwork provides you with a unique opportunity to use the knowledge you have gained in your courses in real-world contexts. Please note this page contains an image gallery.

Careers & network

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, GIS occupations will see growth rates ranging from 7%-54% between 2010-2020. Read more about our links with industry and where our graduates are working now.

Teaching staff

Drawing upon our expertise across the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences, Ecological Sciences and Geography, read more about our academics here.

Programme costs & funding options

Tuition fees and scholarship opportunities

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Entry requirements and link to the online application form

Accreditations, testimonials & social media

Hear more from our Programme Director and previous students, follow the GIS blog, interact with us on social media and find out more about our accreditation.

Download our pdf flyer with programme summary, entry requirements, tuition fees and useful links:

GIS flyer 2016 (683.36 KB)

 

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