MSc Geographical Information Science / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

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.

Careers support

The University has its own dedicated  Careers Service  that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.

At Manchester you will have access to a number of  opportunities to help boost your employability .

Careers support for international students

The Careers Service provide specialist resources, advice and events for international students to help with career planning and making the most of your time while studying in Manchester.

Global networks

The University of Manchester is proud to have the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK.

International alumni groups are a great way to keep in touch with fellow Manchester graduates in your country and provide an opportunity to build professional and social networks.