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Applied Geographical Information Systems (GIS) MSc

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

This MSc will develop your knowledge in a wide variety of areas such as advanced spatial analysis, geovisualisation, policy applications of GIS in practice, and thematic mapping and cartogram creation.

The course places a strong emphasis on applying your skills. It draws on the extensive expertise of teaching staff in the Departments of Geography and Urban Studies and Planning to develop your analytical and technical skills in using GIS software. You'll also be immersed in the practical applications of GIS and its potential to solve real-world problems.

Your future

We'll show you how to apply your knowledge and skills in the real world so you're ready for professional practice.

Our teaching staff have contacts with employers across a range of relevant industries, including GIS, planning and surveying. We also have strong partnerships across academia, and with local and national government and private sector employers. Maximising the employability of graduates is a core aim of this MSc.

Our graduates typically go on to work for organisations such as the Office for National Statistics, Ordnance Survey and ESRI, as well as the civil service and local government. Others go on to PhD study in GIS or spatial analysis.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 110

    22nd out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    154 64%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    26th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    147 69%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    20th

    41

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