What our students say about us..................


As a UNIGIS student you will be joining an extensive GIS community, with representatives in over 30 countries. Current and past students come from a wide range of disciplines and organisations in the UK and abroad, including local government, utilities, consultancy, GIS vendors, education and research, business and commerce.


Success on the course has been achieved by professionals from fields such as planning, surveying, IT, project management, oil exploration, environmental management, telecommunications, marketing and research and development as well as those starting their careers. Many students have gained promotion, career enhancements and new posts whilst on the course, or upon completion.


Here's what some of our former students say about studying GIS with UNIGIS UK:



Heather Morton-Davis Heather Morton-Davis

Geologist, GIS/Health/Safety/Environmental Manager, Great River Materials, Iowa, USA

The units of study covered a broad range of topics and provided opportunities for growth not only in my academic studies but in my occupation as well. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to obtain a well-rounded education in GIS.

Alan Smith Alan Smith

GI Strategy Manager, Office for National Statistics

The UNIGIS MSc programme provides both a strong theoretical and practical understanding of GIS. Having enjoyed the course myself, several of my staff have now begun the same course.

Phil Jones Phil Jones

Senior Research Fellow, Swansea University

Whilst studying on the UNIGIS course I was also a lecturer on another distance learning course. Having inside knowledge about how much effort and skill it takes to design and deliver such a course I was extremely impressed with the quality of the content and the organisation of the teaching. The course was well designed and thorough. I am now a Research Fellow in a medical school working on a Medical Research Council and Wales Office for R&D funded research project using GIS technology to explore the geography of suicide.

Graham Whitefield Graham Whitefield

Information Systems Manager, Argyll & Bute Council

An excellent, flexible and well-constructed course supported by helpful and knowledgeable tutors and support staff.

Peter Fallon Peter Fallon

Air Pollution Team Leader/Environmental Computer Systems Officer,
Birmingham City Council

With clear study structure, interesting and though provoking units, this course is a must for anyone wishing to advance their knowledge regarding GIS.  The tutors are excellent and dedicated to providing as much assistance as possible, and with the backup and support of the administration staff the whole experience has been a pleasure.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this degree programme

Michael Albás Michael Albás

EU Official, European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy

Thank you UNIGIS - the course has helped me combine life-long ambitions in somehow making Europe a better place!.

Saviour Formosa Saviour Formosa

Malta Environment and Planning Authority

...prepares students for a rapidly evolving GI world.  The course also helped to build links at international level, build up a local network of GI professionals, and inspired me to setup a national Maltese GI association called MAGI.

Jeremy Jones Jeremy Jones

GIS Consultant, Cardiff County Council

I learned a lot more beyond my scope of work about how GIS can be used.

Melanie Greenslade Melanie Greenslade

Project Officer, Lancashire County Council

The course fulfilled me personally and allowed me to get the job in a field I enjoy.

Andrew Chapman Andrew Chapman

Information Analyst, Harrogate Borough Council

A very worthwhile and interesting course over the last 3 years, which has really enhanced my current job and improved my future job prospects.

Eva Willerslev Eva Willerslev

GIS consultant, Consulting Engineers Moe & Broedsgaard A/S, Denmark
Winner of the UNIGIS International Academic Excellence Prize 2010

The M.Sc. course gave me the opportunity to explore my own interests within GIS and Remote Sensing and offered the necessary academic guidance as to how to present the results in a correct and clear form. Very useful!

Ezio Crestaz Ezio Crestaz

Groundwater Modeller, Saipem SpA (ENI group), Italy

UNIGIS has been a challenge and an opportunity to really explore the GIS world, an impressive high quality and very well organized course. It really helped me to further improve my already long professional profile and my international connections, explore new application fields and launch a new italian GIScience learning initiative www.giscience.it.