Applied Geospatial Analysis

University College Dublin

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
19900 EUR/year
7315 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Applied Geospatial Analysis at University College Dublin will provide you with strong theoretical, conceptual and practical foundation on spatial analytics, covering legislative requirements and ethical considerations. 


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing are considered essential tools to spatially explore, analyze, visualize and disseminate data; and these skills are increasingly highly sought after in the workplace.

The aim of the Applied Geospatial Analysis programme at University College Dublin is to provide you with the skillset for real-world spatial exploration of social, economic and environmental patterns and interactions in support of evidence-based planning and decision-making. It will afford you the opportunity to apply acquired skills in pragmatic contextual settings.


This programme will provide you with practical and applied GIS/remote sensing abilities as well as a range of academic and transferable skills that will be a benefit in many careers.  Graduates of this programme may progress to doctoral study or to careers in:

  • Evironmental and planning consultancies
  • Government departments and local authorities
  • State and semi-state agencies (e.g. Central Statisitics Office, Environmental Protection Agency, Ordnance Survey of Ireland)

Programme Structure

  • The core modules will place a large emphasis on practical hands-on skill buidling on GIS/remote sensing, applied to real-world case-study analysis.  A range of optional modules will provide the flexibility to shape the learning to your own research or career needs.  All optional modules will have an applied geospatial analysis content.
  • At the end of the programme, you will have practical and applied GIS/remote sensing skills for problem-solving; and knowledge and understanding of tools, methods, and applications within geographic research and practice, across a range of disciplines and work areas.  
  • The programme includes guest speakers from research and industry exposiing you to potential internship and career opportunities in the area.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to e.g. Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science, Physics, Maths, Engineering or a cognate discipline may be advantageous. 
  • The programme would also be suitable for those with a professional background in related fields who might wish to develop and broaden their skillset.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

 Part Time

  • EU  fee per year - € 4760
  • NonEU fee per year - € 9950


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Applied Geospatial Analysis
University College Dublin