Geographical Information Science - MSc

Online University of Leeds    School of Geography

Part time September MSc 24-36 months distance learning
Computer Science (8) Geography (17)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MSc in Geographical Information Science at the University of Leeds. This programme delves deep into the world of GIS techniques, equipping you with specialised knowledge in scientific, technical, and computational aspects of GIScience. The flexible study options allow you to tailor your learning experience, whether you choose to study full-time over 12 months or part-time over 24 or 36 months. Through core modules and optional specialisations like business and service planning, web-based GIS, and environmental GIS, you'll hone your skills in geographical information analysis and GIS data visualisation. The highlight of this programme is the opportunity to conduct your own research project, under the guidance of expert academics, enabling you to explore real-world issues and develop transferable skills. With a 2:1 bachelor's degree in a relevant subject and a passion for numeracy and computing, you can unlock a world of career opportunities in sectors ranging from retail to environmental analysis. Join us at Leeds and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career in Geographical Information Science.

About the course

Geographical information is integrated into our day-to-day life and is crucial to a growing number of industries in both the public and private sectors.

Our Geographical Information Science MSc will provide you with in-depth and specialist knowledge of GIS techniques. You’ll focus on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as geography, earth or environmental science, economics or a social science, mathematics, computer science or other subjects where good numeracy and/or computing skills can be demonstrated.

Relevant work experience and professional training courses are viewed positively and are taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade falls below the normal minimum requirement. Appropriate work experience may be considered in lieu of qualifications.


UK: £12,000 (Total)
International: £12,000 (Total)

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Student Profile

Sebastian Omondi Nyawalo

I chose the University of Leeds as it has a reputation for offering quality training and research-based learning which not only equips learners with skills and knowledge but also makes them critical thinkers and with solutions-oriented mindsets. This was a motivation to join the university and benefit from such opportunities that would enhance my personal and professional growth.

I decided to take an online course as it gives me flexibility in balancing work, family and academic matters. This has made it easy for me to plan myself accordingly since my work entails a lot of field work, as a Geographer. Working remotely also allows me to manage my studies at my own pace and go beyond the unit content through extensive research activities.

I have very supportive tutors who are always ready to assist whenever I’m faced with various challenges during the course work. Also, the general workflow of the module’s workaround from communication, accessing the module materials, the online university library, submitting assessments and getting feedback through Minerva has been simple and very efficient.

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