Geographical Information Systems, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 14000
    Tuition (Year)
    5470
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Geographic Information (GI) plays an increasingly important role in many areas of our lives: environmental protection, business and marketing, communications, forecasting, modelling, agriculture, and local and regional planning.

Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data.

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.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, directed reading and practicals. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and exams. Your dissertation will be assessed separately.

Programme Structure

Course modules

  • Induction
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Programming for Spatial Scientists
  • GIS Research Methods in the Field
  • Spatial Information Science
  • Geographical Visualisation

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

      • There is no deadline for this start date.

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

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

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Academic Requirements

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years' appropriate professional experience.
  • 2:1 required for a 'With Industry' degree.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14000 International
  • GBP 5470 EEA
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