Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Geographical Information Systems

UNIGIS is a Distance Learning Postgraduate Network in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) run jointly by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford designed to meet the needs of professionals working in the GI industry. Providing a broadly based postgraduate qualification in the field of GIS permitting some choice in application selection. Develop in-depth knowledge of the issues involved in applying GIS to solving spatial problems with an understanding of the constraints imposed by application area and the interactions between data, methods, people and technology.

Entry requirements

Normal entry requisites are: A relevant Honours degree or an HND/Foundation degree and relevant experience; or relevant professional qualifications, and experience. Each application is considered individually, based on qualification and experience. Enthusiasm and commitment are also important.

Course modules

Year 1: Foundations of GIS, spatial data infrastructure, databases.

Assessment methods

All study routes employ web-based delivery and aim to provide the conceptual and technical framework required for an in-depth understanding of GIS. Each route has either core or elective units available and all incorporate a project and dissertation which involves the design and execution of an original study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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