M.Sc. Geographical Information Science

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR21300 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR8800 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This programme gives you expert understanding of the latest developments in geographical information science by mixing strong practical training, theoretical knowledge and the ability to apply your skills in any software environment.



This intensive programme also allows you to tailor your degree around your interests and career goals as well as give you hands-on experience in geographical problem solving.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR21300 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR8800 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

The taught MSc programme is designed to prepare you for employment through courses that reflect the industry’s need for expertise to give you a marketable edge. Geographical Information Science is also available as a masters by research, as is Geographical Information Science and Society.

Compulsory courses

  • Distributed GIS
  • GeoVisualisation
  • Introduction to Spatial Analysis
  • Research Practice and Project Planning
  • Spatial Modelling

Optional courses

Optional courses may include:

  • Advanced Spatial Database Methods
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • Further Spatial Analysis
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Introduction to LiDAR in Remote Sensing
  • Object Oriented Software Engineering: Principles
  • Object Oriented Software Engineering: Spatial Algorithms
  • Principles of Geographical Information Sciences
  • Spatial Modelling of Human-Environment Interactions

There is also a wide range of optional courses available from the School of Informatics and the School of Social and Political Science.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Generally a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent. However, lesser qualifications may be accepted with demonstrated relevant industry experience. Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided if this is not the applicant's first language.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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