M.Sc. Environmental Informatics

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP14000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Leicester
The growth in importance of geographical information systems (GIS) within sustainable natural resource management has led to an increasing demand for relevant GIS skills amongst trained natural resource managers.

Description of Environmental Informatics


This postgraduate degree will provide you with detailed training in the techniques of GIS analysis, with particular reference to the sustainable management of natural resources and application of GIS to resource management. You will learn the techniques involved in the creation, collection, storage, processing, modelling, interpretation, display and dissemination of data and information about the environment.

Resources available to you include an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) lab, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, a scanning electron microscope, a cold store, a Coulter laser diffraction particle size analyser, differential GPS, and a 3D laser scanner - along with a wide range of electronic and traditional field equipment.


'Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Indonesia' is an optional module based around a field trip to Indonesia, exploring biological diversity, the threats this faces, the drivers of these threats and the context of these within local human communities (The cost of this module is not included in your course fee.)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 14000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5470 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Course module


  • Introduction to GIS
  • Research Design and Methods in Geography
  • Geographic Visualisation
  • Theories, Concepts and Applications of Sustainable Development
  • Dissertation


  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Programming for Spatial Scientists
  • Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Either Global Environmental Change
  • Or Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change: Indonesia (Field module: the cost of this module is not included in your course fee.)

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Environmental Informatics

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years appropriate professional experience.

Work Experience for Environmental Informatics

No work experience is required.

More Information


This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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