UK Courses - How to Apply

What are the entry requirements for the course?
How do I apply for a place on the course?
How can I get answers to further questions about the course?

Entry requirements

To obtain a place on the Diploma/MSc in GIS you need:

  • a Bachelor's honours degree,
  • or an HND and relevant professional experience,
  • or relevant professional qualifications.

Each application is considered individually on the basis of qualifications and experience. Attitude and degree of commitment are particularly important. Candidates with an inadequate background in Geography, Computing or related studies who are otherwise eligible for admission to the course may be advised to undertake foundation studies. These may include attendance at appropriate courses or recommended reading.

The course is taught and assessed in English, so if English is not your first language you may be required to show evidence of proficiency in English (IELTS at 6.5, TOEFL IBT at 89 and Computer based TOEFL at 230).

Start Date

The next UNIGIS UK intake - Intake 27 - will start in September 2017, with the Optional Induction Workshop expected to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University in September (subject to number wishing to attend).  Applications are welcome at any time.

How to Apply

Information Pack

If you would like further details of our courses you can download a copy of our brochure here:

Brochure (pdf file)

Application Form


To apply immediately for a place on the course, you will need to complete and return an application form. You can download a copy of the application form here in either Word or Acrobat pdf formats:

Application form (pdf file)
Application form (Word file)

The completed form should be returned to:

Division of Geography & Environmental Management
Manchester Metropolitan University 
John Dalton Building 
Chester Street 
M1 5GD


Applications can also be returned by email:


Further Queries

If you have any further questions about the course which are not answered in thes materials, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address or email address above.  Alternatively you may telephone the UNIGIS office:  +44 (0)161 247 1581/6199