Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Geographical Information Systems

Students develop their knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS) to become a well-trained professional in the area; depending on whether they already use GIS in their current workplace or not, students can choose either a work-based or consultancy module to give them a practical, hands-on basis for their studies.

Entry requirements

A lower 2nd Class degree or above in a relevant subject; individuals without a suitable degree will be considered where they can demonstrate they meet the applicant entry profile and have worked for 2 years at a management level using GIS in the workplace, or, have a sufficiently high level of technical ability and responsibility within their role to meet the satisfaction of the admissions tutor; for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent; or alternatively a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to geographical information systems (GIS); applying GIS; GIS and spatial analysis; GIS and statistical modelling. Option modules: network analysis and transport modelling; GIS and the environment; remote sensing; ecological survey and evaluation; global perspectives on regeneration; consultancy project; academic and professional portfolio.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: reports; individual and group presentations; electronic conferences; work-based portfolios; reflective diaries. There are no formal examinations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,070 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 3697