Geographical Information Systems, M.Sc. | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Geographical Information Systems

12 months
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This Masters degree at University of Leeds 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.


The Geographical Information Systems programme from University of Leeds 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. 

Career opportunities

  • A degree from Leeds and the experience you'll gain here will give you the edge to find the career you want. Your course will give you the experience and knowledge that employers are looking for to help you secure a job.
  • The University of Leeds is in the top five most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters, according to High Fliers’ The Graduate Market in 2021 report.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional & Personal Development
  • GIS Data Visualisation & Analysis
  • Dissertation (GIScience)
  • Programming for Geographical Information Analysis: Core Skills
  • GIS and Environment
  • Geodemographics and Neighbourhood Analysis
  • Digital Image Processing for Environmental Remote Sensing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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