Please note that recruitment to this programme is withdrawn from September 2018. Please go to MSc in Geographical Information Science by distance learning if you would like to find out more about our new programme launched in September 2019.

The level of tuition fees will be confirmed each year. Our fees for students commencing their studies in July 2018 are:

  • Year 1 PgC (£3200)
  • Year 2 PgDip (£3200)
  • Year 3 MSc (£1600)

Total cost for the MSc = £8000

Please note that up to 3 modules can be taken on an individual basis. The cost of an individual module is currently £850.

Fees are paid on an annual basis and can be split into two installments, one installment paid upon registration and one installment paid six months later.

Additional Costs

In addition to the course fees, there are some additional costs that must be paid separately, for example, software and textbook costs. If you are enrolling onto one of our programmes you must purchase a copy of ArcGIS Desktop and SPSS software.

You can purchase ArcGIS Desktop V.10.x for a small fee from the University IT Sales Shop (or via the University of Southampton if registered on its pathways).

You can also purchase a copy of SPSS for a small fee from the University IT Sales Shop.

Scholarships – available to student moving into Year 2 in July 2018 only

We offer a number of scholarships each year to the value of £1,400 which can be used to partially cover programme fees. The scholarships are available for self-funded students studying towards the full MSc in GIS (three years) and the discount will be spread over Year 2 and Year 3. Unfortunately we are unable to offer financial support to students studying towards the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Students applying for a scholarship must apply in the quarter prior to moving into Year 2 and applicants must choose a Leeds stream (the Business, Planning or Developer stream). Scholarships are competitive and are awarded based on your progress in Year 1 of the programme. You can apply for a scholarship either by completing the application form and uploading this alongside your application to the programme or by emailing it to a member of the ODL team towards the end of your Year 1 studies. Applicants are encouraged to approach their employers for sponsorship in the first instance.