Geographic Information Systems - Online

Ulster University - Coleraine

Geographic Information Systems - Online

GIS and geospatial technologies underpin a rapidly growing, multibillion-dollar industry, and are becoming increasingly mainstream within the public and private sectors.

This course is designed to provide a broad-based education in the principles and practice of GIS. You will explore issues such as the representation, acquisition, management and manipulation of spatial data; spatial analysis and modelling; remote sensing; GIS in the commercial environment; spatial databases and webbased programming. Concepts and techniques are illustrated using a variety of applications.

You will develop skills in the management, processing, analysis, interpretation and presentation of geo-spatial data, in various aspects of IT, in project management, report writing and problem-solving. Graduates have secured employment worldwide, including jobs as technicians, analysts, scientists, surveyors, data specialists, mapping officers, consultants, project managers, sales and marketing, customer support, GIS training, lecturing and research, and in a variety of jobs outside of the GI profession.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Full-time/Part-time/Online. This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

Enrolment dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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