2019 start
MSc

Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

We produce graduates who can apply their expertise to real-world problems.
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Course description

This course is taught jointly between the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and the Department of Geography.

Our MSc Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will provide you with the mix of technical skills, practical experience and theoretical understanding to launch a successful career in the fields of GIS, applied policy research or spatial data analysis.

You’ll develop a wide variety of knowledge, in areas such as advanced spatial analysis, geovisualisation, policy applications of GIS in practice, and thematic mapping and cartogram creation.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Data, Visualisation and GIS
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Open Source GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • Application of GIS

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

The course was really interesting and engaging. My dissertation was the culmination of all the skills I had learnt, which gave me the confidence I needed to begin my career as a GIS research analyst.

Emma Holgate
MSc Applied GIS

Entry requirements

For UK students, the usual entry requirement is a 2:1 degree or evidence of equivalent achievement (for example, a professional qualification combined with work experience).

Applications are also welcomed from candidates with a 2:2 degree, although evidence of work experience or other activity is generally expected.

English language requirements

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

usp-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6900 geography-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7900

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.