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Geographical Information Systems & Science (MSc)


Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

September MSc 2-6 years distance learning

About the course

Kingston University offered the first GIS undergraduate degree in the world in 1989, followed by several MSc and PhD research degrees. Today, Kingston is considered one of the UK's foremost centre for GIS education and training, with one of the largest GIS programmes in Europe. This course provides a high level of competency in the principles of GI science and the use of geotechnology, as well as the skills to routinely use professional software for data acquisition, handling, exploration and mapping.

Key features

  • Kingston University is recognised within the industry as a premier provider of GIS education with our graduates having amongst the highest employment rates.

What will you study?

The course covers the principles of GI science and geotechnology and the foundations of geographical

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Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will be expected to have either: a good honours degree awarded by a British or approved overseas university. Normally the degree level should be at second-class honours level or higher and contain one or more aspects from the GIS, geographical, Earth, environmental, computer or biological sciences as the major field(s) of study; or for those without formal undergraduate qualifications, be able to demonstrate extensive work experience or career development in the field of GIS.


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