Edinburgh gains Government scholarships for MSc in GIS

Brilliant opportunity for prospective Masters students to be fully funded!

Earth Observation and Spatial Analysis

Edinburgh has been successful in gaining several prestigious Scottish Funding Council Highly Skilled Workforce scholarships for its MSc in Geographical Information Science. The world-leading GIS programme at Edinburgh has been awarded three scholarships for full-time study and one for part-time study, available to Scottish residents and EU citizens. Bruce Gittings, the GIS Programmes Director, commented “We are very pleased to receive these SFC scholarships, which represent a very welcome response by the Scottish Government to the lack of trained professionals in the field of GIS”

Despite industry reports which point clearly to a growing demand for a skilled professional GIS workforce, increasing fees across the higher education sector and a declining number of institutions with the capability to offer resource-intensive GIS programmes has left a reducing number of graduates in the UK.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, GIS occupations will see growth rates ranging from 7%-54% between…

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