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This Masters Geographical Information Systems course 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. 

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Overview

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 capture, spatial analysis and statistical and mathematical modelling. Optional modules allow you to focus on quantitative human geography, environmental applications and programming GIS.

Career opportunities

Here are some examples of the roles that our recent graduates of the Geographical Information Systems  course at University of Leeds  have gone into:

  • Software Tester, Rock Deformation Research Ltd

  • GIS Analyst and Trainer, The University of Southampton

  • GIS Specialist, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Information Geoscientist, First Quantum Minerals

  • GIS Analyst, RPS Group

  • GIS Analyst, ECOWAS Commission

  • GIS Consultant, UNEP Afghanistan

  • Senior Surveyor, Murphy Surveys

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

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
64
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General 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.

Funding

 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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