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Geographical Information Science

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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29900 GBP/year
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About

This Geographical Information Science (GIS) programme at The University of Edinburgh provides powerful solutions to real-world problems using a range of the world’s most advanced technologies.

Overview

GIS captures, stores, manages and displays data related to positions on the Earth’s surface so you can better understand spatial patterns and relationships.

Every day around the world, GIS is used to solve complex problems. As a result, it is becoming integrated into almost every discipline.

From population dynamics, estate planning, logistics management, public health surveillance, and telecommunications to tracking deforestation, environmental management and predicting climate change - GIS is changing the way the world works.

Always innovative

The successful Geographical Information Science (GIS) programme at The University of Edinburgh was the first of its type in the world.

It has a heritage of over 30 years and approaching 1000 graduates. Nevertheless, we continually refresh the programme to keep you abreast of the latest technological changes and industry trends.

You will gain critical theoretical knowledge, develop strong practical skills and undertake supervised independent research, all under the guidance of our internationally recognised staff.

In addition, you will become part of our unique Edinburgh Earth Observatory Seminar Series. We run these events in association with AGI-Scotland (Association For Geographic Information). The events will enable you to meet a range of professionals and become exposed to new ideas, together with educational and job opportunities.

Career opportunities

Demand for GIS expertise continues to develop at an unprecedented rate.

The proven ability of our graduates means our internationally recognised programme is held in high regard by our employers. The vast majority of our students gain employment before completing the programme or within a few months of graduating.

The expertise gained on this programme will enable you to pursue a career in many fields, including:

  • surveying
  • illustration and 3D visualisation
  • digital archiving
  • heritage management
  • terrain modelling
  • database management
  • geomatics
  • IT consultancy

Our graduates have been very successful in gaining employment worldwide in a variety of public and private sector organisations.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Programme Structure

This MSc programme comprises:

  • compulsory and option courses
  • dissertation

You will be taught by leading experts in the field, including both university academics and professional colleagues with many years of experience in GIS.

You will also have opportunities to attend professional seminars and conferences to understand more about the GIS industry.

Throughout your studies, we will work with you to prepare you for the dissertation project. This will be your opportunity to explore a topic of your choice in relation to the programme and prepare a dissertation that you can use to demonstrate your work to potential employers.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are 3 application rounds.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.
  • We may also consider a UK 2:2 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with relevant industry experience.
  • We also welcome applications from applicants without a degree but who are working as geospatial professionals in the UK Armed Forces and who have undertaken relevant training.
  • Please provide information on any relevant industry experience or training in your personal statement when you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Home fees have still to be agreed

Part-time fees 2 years / year 

    • International/EU: £14,950

Part-time fees 3 years / year 

    • International/EU: £9,970

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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