Geographical Information Science MSc

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

Core modules introduce GIS, a rapidly evolving area in business and environmental applications. You will be introduced to GIS packages and a range of data sources/techniques, useful for those wanting to undertake social and environmental science research and those keen to understand the application of geotechnology as practitioners. You’ll study theories and concepts underpinning GIS and have the chance to explore topics including advanced spatial data visualisation, digital image processing, and geodemographics.

Learners studying year one only are eligible for a PG Cert, years one and two lead to a PG Diploma, and learners completing all three years are eligible for the award of MSc GISc.

For the programme, you will need a laptop or PC capable of running standard applications (such as Microsoft Word/Excel etc). The packages we will use shouldn’t need anything more than a moderately spec’d machine running Windows. Software is typically made available to you as a download or via our online environment.

Take a look at the ArcGIS Pro system requirements and use these as the basis for your laptop / computer.

Find out more about the course on the University of Leeds website.

MSc Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

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