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.
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
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- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGeography Geology Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 61 other Masters in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in United Kingdom
- 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.
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