Geographical Information Science
The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
MSc Geographical Information Science focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information science¿technologies.
It will prepare you to pursue a career in a geographical information science field.
Geographical information technologies are increasingly used in everyday life, such as Google Earth and geosocial networking.
Core geographical information science technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, have had a long history of application in government and private sector environmental agencies, planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities and transportation.
This course will enable you to develop fundamental skills and in-depth knowledge of key application areas.
You can choose to undertake an applied study unit, which gives a range of work experience skills and can lead to dissertation opportunities working with key local and national employers.
We offer research-led teaching and a range of extra-curricular activities designed to deepen and enhance your learning experience.
These include access to additional training resources, educational visits, career talks, and alumni presentations.
You will also gain experience using commercial and open-source software and acquire skills in the development of spatial software for both desktop and online platforms.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Geographical Information Science, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
We require a UK Honours degree with a First or Upper Second (2.1) classification or the overseas equivalent in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography or a related discipline. Graduates in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering related disciplines are also welcome. When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
Tuition Fees Geographical Information Science MSc
|England UK||£11000||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£11000||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£11000||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022