MSc Applied GIS
Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences
Planning and investing in the spaces where we live and work has never been so important. An accredited MA from one of the UK's top planning schools can help you make a positive impact.
About the course
This course is taught jointly between the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and the Department of Geography.
Our MSc Applied GIS will provide you with the mix of technical skills, practical experience and theoretical understanding you need 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.
Examples of optional modules
Assessments methods on this course will vary per module but can involve group work, presentations, individual reports or essays and portfolios, or a combination of these.
1 year full-time
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).
You’re welcome to apply with a 2:2 degree, although we would normally expect to see evidence of work experience or other relevant activity.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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