Environmental Informatics, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
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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.


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.)


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

Programme Structure

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.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14630 International
  • GBP 7500 EU/EEA


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