M.Sc. Online

Geographical Information Science (Online)

36 months
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Our part-time, Geographical Information Science (Online) degree at University of Leeds will provide you with in-depth and specialist knowledge of GIS techniques. 


You will focus on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Science (GIScience), with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences.

Core modules introduce GIS, a rapidly evolving area in business and environmental applications. 

Career opportunities

  • A degree in Geographical Information Science (Online) from University of Leeds and the experience you'll gain here will give you the edge to find the career you want. Your course will give you the experience and knowledge that employers are looking for to help you secure a job.
  • The University of Leeds is in the top five most targeted universities in the UK by graduate recruiters, according to High Fliers’ The Graduate Market in 2021 report.
  • This course centres on the development of specialist intellectual knowledge and skills which are highly vocational and are in high demand from employers, both in the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • GIS Data Visualisation and Analysis 
  • Programming for Geographical Information Analysis
  • Professional and Personal Development
  • Business and Service Planning
  • Digital Image Processing for Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Geodemographics and Neighbourhood Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

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360 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject such as geography, earth or environmental science, economics or a social science, mathematics, computer science or other subjects where good numeracy and/or computing skills can be demonstrated.
  • Relevant work experience and professional training courses are viewed positively and are taken into account particularly for candidates whose first degree grade falls below the normal minimum requirement. 

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