On this MSc Geographical Information Systems degree course, you'll learn practical GIS skills using the same software tools employed by professionals in the field. You'll analyse spatial data through your own project work and build on your previous geographical studies, creating distinctive methods of data analysis, algorithms and software tools.
Once you graduate, you'll be well placed to pursue a career as a geographical information science specialist within local and national government, health authorities, environment and conservation organisations, or in university-based research.
GIS has become an essential part of the world's information infrastructure and the technology is now widely used in utility companies, telecommunications networks, civil engineering, retailing, local and national government, international charities, NGOs, the National Health Service, environmental organisations, banking and finance, and insurance.
When you graduate, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career in any of these industries and organisations. Many of our previous graduates are now employed all over the world, working on GIS-related projects for organisations including:
- The Environment Agency
- Ordnance Survey
- Environmental consultancies
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- Applied Geographic Information Systems
- Principles of Geographic Information Science
- GIS and Database Management Systems
- Research Skills and Projects
- Geological and Environmental Hazards
- Sustainable Blue Economy
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- 12 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesGeography Geographical Information Systems (GIS) View 100 other Masters in Geography in United Kingdom
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- A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in Geography or a related subject. Professional experience in a relevant area and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.