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.
Students wishing to enrol in the MGIS must have:
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.
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.