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MSc Geographical Information Science / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months (Full Time); 27 Months (Part-Time)
Entry requirements

You should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. We welcome applicants from a range of degree backgrounds, especially Geography and Environmental Sciences. Graduates in biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, or a cognate discipline are also welcome.

You may need to take additional study on your own if you do not understand basic knowledge presupposed in some of the taught units.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2016; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

This master's degree focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information science technologies. Geographical information technologies are increasingly applied in everyday life, with, for example, the introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Google Earth. Core geographical information science technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS), have had a long history of application in industries such as planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities, transportation, and various government and private sector environmental agencies. The application areas for geographical information science technologies are very widespread.

This programme provides the theoretical foundation and practical skills that are relevant for pursuing a career in a geographical information science related field.

  • Informal enquiries, prior to application, are welcomed. Please contact: Dr Angela Harris (Programme Director) | Tel: +44(0)161 275 0315 | Email: angela.harris@manchester.ac.uk

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
    International students (per annum): £15,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,850
    International students (per annum): £7,750

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2016 entry. For further information please click here

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
SEED PGT Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 0969
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/geography/postgraduatetaught/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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