Geographical Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15290 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #159 (WUR) ,
Geographic Information (GI) plays an increasingly important role in many areas of our lives: environmental protection, business and marketing, communications, forecasting, modelling, agriculture, and local and regional planning.

About

Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data.

The MSc in Geographical Information Science comprises an induction followed by a set of six taught modules in contemporary subjects, and a dissertation.

Why Leicester?

  • This is the oldest established MSc in GIS at any English university with a track record in producing successful graduates, many of whom go on to work in the geospatial industry.
  • Our cartographic unit provides a high quality mapping, design and drawing service, Our map library has over 100,000 accessions including aerial photographs and atlases.
  • Resources available to you at Leicester include a dedicated computer lab containing industry-leading GIS software as well as a terrestrial laser scanner and GIS enabled smartphones for collecting spatial data in the field. We also have a virtual reality theatre.

Career Opportunities

You have the option of choosing to study this course ‘with industry’ in which a paid industrial placement forms part of your course, including your overall assessment through reflective learning. Whether or not you opt for the ‘with industry’ variant of the course, it is designed to give you the tools to work towards a career in a wide variety of fields in the engineering and technical industries.

Programme Structure

Course modules

  • Induction
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Programming for Spatial Scientists
  • GIS Research Methods in the Field
  • Spatial Information Science
  • Geographical Visualisation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years' appropriate professional experience.
  • 2:1 required for a 'With Industry' degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15290 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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