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What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Use your knowledge to implement geographical information systems.
  • Gain transferable skills such as communication skills, project management, and teamwork.
  • Increase your employability by working on live projects in the industry.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is becoming increasingly important, both nationally and internationally, in the wide range of professions where acquisition, management, interpretation and analysis of geographical information is of use. Through this applied course, you will be well placed to work in a range of industry and academic sectors.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course provides a balance of academic and practical content, enabling you to use GIS in real-life, applied scenarios.

You learn through

  • tutorials
  • work-based placements
  • live projects
  • guest lecturers
  • lectures
  • a virtual learning platform
  • self-directed study
  • demonstrations and practical workshops

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • researcher
  • statistician
  • strategic analyst
  • data analyst in a range of fields
  • GIS technician
  • planner
  • environmental modeler within a range of disciplines.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (16 months)

Tuition fees
£14,895.00 (US$ 17,005) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£14,895.00 (US$ 17,005) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes: a first degree or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an HND or higher education diploma with substantial work experience in an appropriate field; successful completion of a recognised pre-Masters course. The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD): Masters Degree from a recognised university. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

For international students

A lower second class degree or above in a relevant subject ensures consideration for entry on to the course. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses

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