M.Sc. Geographical Information Systems

Sheffield Hallam University

Tuition fee:
  • € 4,622 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,789 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: January  2015, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Description

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Geographical information systems (GIS) is a relatively new academic subject. It is becoming increasingly useful for a range of professions including planning, the police force, research and other professionals who need to interpret geographical information.

You can study a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters depending on the level of GIS knowledge you need. This is one of the first courses to be offered in this area and answers the need for well-trained professionals in this growing area.

This course is designed for people wanting employment in GIS as a

* researcher
* statistician
* strategic analyst
* GIS technician
* planner
* environmental modelling within a range of disciplines.

GIS crosses many boundaries and offers a wide range of employment opportunities.

Some students may have more relevant experience than others and the modules take this into account.

If your work involves using GIS regularly you can build on your learning through a work-based project. If you have less specialist experience you can work on a consultancy project, which gives you experience of realistic scenarios. We also have a selection of special options around transport, business and the environment.

Contents

Core modules

Include

* practices and principles of GIS
* GIS and spatial analysis
* applied research methods/dissertation

Option modules

Include

* GIS and the environment
* GIS for business
* systems analysis and design with databases
* GIS and transport
* consultancy project

Requirements

You must have a first degree in any subject or have worked for at least two years using geographical information systems to satisfy the admissions tutor.

International students must also have an IELTS score of 6.0.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

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