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Geographical Information Systems & Science Masters (MSc): Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

The Geographical Information Systems and Science MSc is open to both those fresh from their undergraduate studies and those already in employment.

Successful applicants will be expected to have either:

  • a good honours degree awarded by a British or approved overseas university. Normally the degree level should be at second-class honours level or higher and contain one or more aspects from the GIS, geographical, Earth, environmental, computer or biological sciences as the major field(s) of study; or
  • for those without formal undergraduate qualifications, be able to demonstrate extensive work experience or career development in the field of GIS.

All applicants will be expected to show strong ability and motivation to work at MSc level and, crucially, a commitment to the discipline of geographical information systems and science. 

We encourage applications from overseas students for the distance-learning Geographical Information Systems and Science MSc. However, instruction is in English so students will still be required to have the English language qualifications below.

Please note: each application is assessed on an individual basis and may be subject to additional requirements, such as undertaking short course(s), work experience and/or English language qualification(s). Meeting particular minimum entry requirements does not automatically guarantee a place.

The application process

Early applications are advised and you will also be required to supply good references. You may be called for interview.

You will be offered the opportunity of visiting the University on one of our postgraduate open days. You can also arrange to meet with the course director to discuss your needs and aspirations should you wish.

English language requirements

In order to complete your programme successfully, it is important to have a good command of English and be able to apply this in an academic environment. Therefore, if you are a non-UK applicant* you will usually be required to provide certificated proof of English language competence before commencing your studies.

For this course the minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

* Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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