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Geographical Information Systems - MSc/PGDip


University of Leeds School of Geography

Full time & Part time September PgDip, MSc 12 months full time; 24 months part time

About the course

This Masters degree 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

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in geography or a related subject.

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 equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.


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