M.Sc. Geographical Information Systems

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP14000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP5470 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
Geographical Information Systems is for you if... you want a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of both Geographical Information Systems (the software tools) and Geographical Information Science (the technical discipline).

Description

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 14000 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 5470 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
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 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

English Language Requirements

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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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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