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Master of Geographic Information Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Note: The MGIS is currently not open to new enrolments. The Master of Geographic Information Science is the only degree of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand offering specialist subjects and research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
MGIS

About this course

Note: The MGIS is currently not open to new enrolments.

The Master of Geographic Information Science is the only degree of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand offering specialist subjects and research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to Geographic Information Science, including taught courses and supervised research.

Graduates will have advanced knowledge in the field, with the ability to carry out original research, and plan, execute, and present the findings of applied GIS projects. They will be qualified to work as GIS professionals in research, government, and industry.

Entry requirements

Note: The MGIS is currently not open to new enrolments.

Students wishing to enrol in the MGIS must have:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science, or an equivalent postgraduate qualification, normally with a B Grade Point Average or better; or
  • a bachelor's degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university in a relevant subject, normally with a B Grade Point Average or better; and
  • presented evidence of ability for advanced level academic study

and either:

  • completed at least two undergraduate courses in GIS, at least one of which should be at 300-level or higher, as approved by the Programme Director of GIS; or
  • have significant relevant work experience as adequate preparation for the MGIS, as approved by the Programme Director of GIS.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

A special application is required - see 'How to apply' below.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Geographic Information Science or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

Students must apply for admission to the MGIS programme. Applications must be received by Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment on the prescribed form no later than 1 February. Students must also apply to enrol via myUC.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.