University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Geographical Information Science

This course develops an advanced knowledge of, and practical experience in, geographical information science.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class degree or its international equivalent; IELTS 7.0 or more overall with a minimum writing score of 7; or TOEFL (paper-based) 600 with a minimum score in test of written English of 5; or TOEFL (computer-based) 250 with a minimum essay rating of 5; or an NCUK PMP EAP grade A.

Course modules

Modules include: Skills for geographical information science; fundamentals of information and information systems; environmental remote sensing; introducing information systems in organisations; GIS and environmental applications; generic research and personal skills; dissertation; optional modules include: environmental monitoring and modeling; concepts and practice; information technologies and human resources; e-government; issues in the management of information systems; applied study unit; politics and development.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a 15000-word dissertation on an approved topic; oral presentations; essays; project work; reports.

Sponsorship information

A number of small school bursaries are available for UK/EU students; applicants wishing to be considered for a bursary should contact the admissions office once they have received an offer.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740