Geographical Information Systems
School - School of Environment & Life Sciences
Subject area - Environment Work, Health and Organisations
Start Dates(s): September
MSc (three years part-time distance learning)
PgDip (two years part-time distance learning)
PgCert (one year part-time distance learning)
Distance Learning - £3,200
- UNIGIS UK combines the teaching and research expertise of staff from two UK universities (Salford and Manchester Metropolitan)
- Professionally relevant content to prepare you for a host of career opportunities
- Flexible course delivery, online part-time distance learning
- International students can apply
The application of GIS is growing rapidly which opens up a range of opportunities for graduates of this course. As a UNIGIS student you will be joining an extensive community with representatives in over 30 countries, providing you with an excellent platform to generate and share ideas. By selecting from the range of taught modules available in the second year, you will effectively determine which of the three MSc degrees you will ultimately be awarded:
- Geographical Information Systems
- Applied Geographical Information Systems
- Geographical Information Technologies
UNIGIS courses all provide a solid grounding in Geographical Information Systems, Science and Technology, but each has a different focus. Geographical Information Systems provides a broad introduction to the major aspects of contemporary GIS. Applied GIS is focused more on the application of GIS and geographical information in the human and natural environments. Geographical Information Technologies looks at the various technologies that underpin GI solutions.
All UNIGIS programmes are all taught via online, part-time, distance learning, over a period of three years. UNIGIS has a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment through which all course materials are delivered. You will be supplied with specialist GIS software for the practical aspects of the programme you study.
This course is delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. Please apply for your place via the UNIGIS UK website.
Please note, University of Salford alumni loyalty discounts do not apply to this course.
The courses are taught in part-time distance learning mode ONLY over a period of three years. During the first two years you will take taught modules with the third year being comprised of an MSc dissertation and project. The courses start in September each year.
All modules in the first year are compulsory and common to all three programmes
In the second year you will take one compulsory module and two specialist modules relating to the course you have selected to study.
For Applied Geographical Information Systems, select two modules from:
Students not wishing to continue onto the dissertation project can be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geographical Information Systems if leaving the course at this stage.
For Geographical Information Systems, select two modules from:
Students not wishing to continue onto the dissertation project can be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems if leaving the course at this stage.
For Geographical Information Technologies, there are two compulsory modules:
Students not wishing to continue onto the dissertation project can be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Technologies if leaving the course at this stage.