Postgraduate online courses in Geographical Information Systems

UNIGIS UK is a leading provider of 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 (UNIGIS International Association) which form the world’s premier distance education initiative with particular focus on educating GI professionals.


UNIGIS UK is actually 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.


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.


Our courses are recognised by the Association for Geographical Information (AGI) in the UK for their continuing professional development (CPD) scheme.

Fees* (for the full three year Masters programme starting in September 2017):


  • £6400 GBP for Home/EU students
  • £7900 GBP for International students

*Please note that fees may be paid by instalments