University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Geographical Information Science

This course provides a broad theoretical and practical background in the rapidly-developing field of GIS for graduates in geography, civil engineering, architecture and planning, and for professionals working in fields such as planning, the utilities, environmental management, surveying and cartography; the course aims to familiarise students with the technical and applied aspects of GIS to enable them to communicate effectively with technical specialists in the areas of GIS hardware and software; it also provides a breadth of understanding of GIS applications that is sufficient to allow students to work effectively with people from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in geographical information systems, computing, computer programming, remote sensing, surveying, geography, computer science, natural science, engineering or social science; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL 573 paper-based/230 computer-based (with 4.5 in TWE) or TOEFL IBT 87 (no less than 21 in any element).

Course modules

Fundamentals of Geographical Information Science; Spatial Data Handling; Geospatial Information Services; Research Design for GI Scientists; Professional GIS; GIS Study Skills and Research Methods; Mobile and Field GIS (residential field trip); Geospatial Technologies: Mobile, Augmented and Virtual; Advances in Remote Sensing; Environmental Informatics; Introduction to Human Computer Interaction.

Sponsorship information

NERC 5 full advanced course scholarships, 2001 - 2006; ESF full course funding, number variable from 2 - 20.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,310 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,380 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
Full-time £ 4,010 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
Full-time £ 11,670 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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