Postgraduate online courses in Geographical Information Systems

UNIGIS UK provides online distance learning education in GIS.  It has a longstanding pedigree of providing quality postgraduate teaching and is committed to delivering professionally relevant, authoritative and leading-edge materials to our students across the UK and world-wide. It is a founding member of a global network of HEIs which form the UNIGIS International Association and educate GI professionals worldwide.


UNIGIS UK is a collaboration between two universities in the Greater Manchester area of Northwest England: Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.  This allows UNIGIS to draw upon the staff and resources of both institutions to provide a wider range of expertise and support for our students than offered in many other competitor programmes.  All course materials are delivered via our Moodle virtual learning environment and student support is provided centrally through our dedicated UNIGIS office.  Students who successfully complete the programme will receive a postgraduate degree from either MMU or Salford depending upon where they are registered.


"I believe this programme represents the gold standard for global distance learning education in GIS. The formula here is tried and tested, the staff are extremely knowledgeable, the feedback very useful and thoughtful and the academic standards are high"

Dr Alasdair Rae, External Examiner, The University of Sheffield


From September 2017, alongside our range of postgraduate taught courses, we will offer a range of short courses to allow you to continue your professional development. These courses are designed to enhance your professional skills, develop and update your knowledge and meet your personal and professional potential. The courses will offer the opportunity to update GI knowledge and skill base and apply this within the workplace.  Similarly, to the MSc programme, all our units will be delivered online using the virtual learning environment, enabling study around existing commitments.  For further information please contact the UNIGIS Office.


If you are looking to develop your GIS knowledge via distance learning, we encourage you to explore our site, download our brochure, and to contact us.  We’ll be very happy to answer any queries you may have about the UNIGIS programme.


Fees* (for the full three year Masters programme starting in September 2018):

  • £7100 GBP for Home/EU students
  • £8250 GBP for International students

*Please note that fees may be paid by instalments


Students who normally live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland may be eligible for non means-tested postgraduate loans.  For further information and to find out whether you are eligible, please visit: or