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Geographical Information Science

The University of Manchester

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
19000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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About

MSc Geographical Information Science course from The University of Manchester focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information science technologies. It will prepare you to pursue a career in a geographical information science field.

Overview

Geographical information technologies are increasingly used in everyday life, such as Google Earth and geosocial networking. Core geographical information science technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, have had a long history of application in government and private sector environmental agencies, planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities and transportation.

This  Geographical Information Science course from The University of Manchester will enable you to develop fundamental skills and in-depth knowledge of key application areas. You can choose to undertake an applied study unit, which gives a range of work experience skills and can lead to dissertation opportunities working with key local and national employers.

We offer research-led teaching and a range of extra-curricular activities designed to deepen and enhance your learning experience. These include access to additional training resources, educational visits, career talks, and alumni presentations.

You will also gain experience using commercial and open source software and acquire skills in the development of spatial software for both desktop and online platforms.

Career opportunities

Geographical Information Science students have particularly great employment prospects, with graduates going on to successful careers in areas including:

  • surveying;
  • data analysis;
  • consultancy;
  • research;
  • project management;
  • environmental sciences;
  • marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • GIS & Environmental Applications 
  • Dissertation Support 
  • Environmental Remote Sensing 
  • GIS and Environmental Applications 
  • GIS and the Web 
  • Digital Terrain Analysis 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Practice 
  • Applied Study Unit 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Concepts 
  • GIS and the Web 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 Honours degree.
  • We welcome applicants from a range of degree backgrounds, especially geography and environmental sciences. Graduates in biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, or a cognate discipline are also welcome.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

MSc (part-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
  • International students (per annum): £9,500

Funding

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