University of Leeds
Geographical Information Systems (distance learning)
A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours) in geography or a related subject. Access to a personal computer with a good, reliable broadband connection. Access to the following software: Adobe Acrobat Reader, an internet browser, Microsoft Office or an equivalent open source package, Windows operating system (2000, XP, Vista or 7, 8 or later). You will also need to buy course-specific software. Relevant work experience is viewed positively and is taken into account particularly for candidates whose 1st degree grade is slightly below our requirement.
Modules include: Principles of GIS; using databases and GIS; GIS in the workplace; spatial analysis and GIS; business; environment; health; planning; developer and remote sensing; retail decision support systems; geodemographics and database marketing; introduction to java programming; web-based GIS; GIS for environmental management; applied environmental; GIS for analysis of health; GIS for health care management; GIS and planning; GIS and geocomputation; remote sensing for earth observation; topographic data analysis techniques and applications; applied population and demographic analysis.
Assessment is through coursework with no exams. There is a mix of essays and reports, the latter usually based on analysis of real world datasets. Most modules have 2 assessments which are due for submission at the end of each three-month study period.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England)||36 months|
|MSc||Distance learning||GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (International)||36 months|
|MSc||Distance learning||GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||36 months|
|MSc||Distance learning||GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||36 months|
|MSc||Distance learning||GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||36 months|
|PgCert||Distance learning||-||12 months|
|PgDip||Distance learning||-||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leeds||Leeds||LS2 9JT||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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