M.Sc. Geographical Information Management PgDip/PgCert

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  • 12 months
  • GBP17500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
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Cranfield University | Bedford, United Kingdom
The Geographical Information Management programme is unique in providing a balanced coverage of the key GIS technologies. The course is taught to small groups by experts and the ratio of staff to students is one of the best available anywhere.
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Description of Geographical Information Management PgDip/PgCert

Courses are not isolated from the real world and many are supported by research groups working on cutting-edge programmes. Our aim is to prepare you, whether coming from university or industry, for a challenging career in one of the growing range of industrial and research sectors that now routinely make use of the GI technologies. To enable this you will need to develop specialist skills, acquire experience of spatial problem solving and develop a range of personal skills. To help you achieve this taught courses involve a varied selection of case study work, tutorials and lectures led by centre staff and senior visiting lecturers from industry.

This programme includes an individual research thesis which provides an opportunity to study a problem in some detail, whilst some of the courses also include a group design project allowing the realism of industrial projects to be introduced. The course is offered in a modular form to facilitate a part-time mode of study.

The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project.

The early part of the Geographical Information Management programme is structured around a series of taught modules consisting of lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and practical classes taken during the autumn and spring. Each module forms the sole unit of study for a period of two weeks. The course examination is sat during January. An opportunity to undertake a project in the style of a consultancy is offered on the full-time programme and is conducted from February to May. The period May to August is devoted to an individual project. Additionally, the taught component of the programme is supported by visits and seminars. The individual modules are linked through case studies and practical work so that different aspects of the geographical information technologies are integrated.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 17500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)

Home/EU student

  • MSc Full-time - £9,000
  • MSc Part-time - £1,500 *
  • PgDip Full-time - £7,200
  • PgDip Part-time - £1,500 *
  • PgCert Full-time - £3,600
  • PgCert Part-time - £1,500 *

Overseas student

  • MSc Full-time - £17,500
  • MSc Part-time - £17,500 **
  • PgDip Full-time - £14,000
  • PgDip Part-time - £14,000 **
  • PgCert Full-time - £7,000
  • PgCert Part-time - £7,000 **

* The annual registration fee is quoted above. An additional fee of £1,300 per module is also payable.

** For taught courses where the registration is 2 years or longer, students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at six month intervals (i.e. the full fee to be paid over the first two years of their registration). For courses lasting less than two years, students will be offered the option of paying the full fee up front, or to pay in four equal instalments at three month intervals.

Start date October  2015 part-time throughout the year
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Group project

The Group Project experience during the course is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project while working under academic supervision.

The project involves the application and integration of component technologies:

  • GIS
  • GPS and remote sensing
  • field methods, and statistical analysis to produce quality-assured innovative solutions.
Individual project

The Individual Project is either industrially- or University-driven. Students select the individual project in consultation with the course team. It provides the opportunity to demonstrate independent research ability, the ability to think and work in an original way, contribute to knowledge, and overcome genuine problems in relation to the management of the earth's resources. It also offers students the opportunity to work with the types of organisation they will be seeking employment with on successful completion of the course.

Modules

This course comprises 8 modules, a group project and an individual project.

Core
  • Aerial Photography and Digital Photogrammetry
  • GIS Fundamentals
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Image Processing and Analysis
  • Physical Principles of Remote Sensing
  • Advanced GIS Methods
  • Environmental Resource Survey
  • Spatial Data and the Internet

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Geographical Information Management PgDip/PgCert

A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa will also need to meet the UKBA Tier 4 General Visa English language requirements. The UK Home Office are not currently accepting TOEFL or TOEIC tests for Tier 4 (General) visa applications. Other restrictions from the UK Home Office may apply from time to time and we will advise applicants of these restrictions where appropriate.

Work Experience for Geographical Information Management PgDip/PgCert

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

The MSc in Geographical Information Management is an accredited course within the RICS-Cranfield University Partnership.

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