MSc Geographical Information Science / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

Geographical Information Science students have particularly great employment prospects, with graduates going on to successful careers in areas including:

  • surveying;
  • data analysis;
  • consultancy;
  • research;
  • project management;
  • environmental sciences;
  • marketing.

Recent employers of our MSc GIS graduates include:

  • United Nations;
  • Tanzania National Park;
  • Yorkshire Water;
  • The Environment Partnership;
  • Department of Land and Surveys.

You will have the opportunity to learn from staff with advanced and practical understanding of GIS. The taught component of the course, together with the experience of carrying out a postgraduate-level dissertation project, provides you with an excellent foundation for PhD research in numerous fields that involve geospatial data analysis, including physical and human geography, planning, development, and the environmental and earth sciences. There is a high demand worldwide for individuals with these skills.

For more information, see Careers and employability .