M.Sc. Geographical Information Systems

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR14770 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
The teaching of these technical skills is complemented by a thorough grounding in the academic theory of GI. Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data.

Description of Geographical Information Systems

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To provide excellent training in handling and analysis of geographic information. The teaching of these technical skills is complemented by a thorough grounding in the academic theory of GI. Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data.

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework is by a mixture of computer based practicals, essays and small group projects. The dissertation is assessed separately and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14770 Year (Non-EEA)

Home/EU: £TBC International: £12,270

Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Course modules

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Programming for Spatial Scientists
  • Spatial Information Science
  • Geographical Visualisation
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Research Design Methods
  • Research Dissertation

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)

Requirements for Geographical Information Systems

Entry Requirements

Students are normally required to have a second-class honours degree in any subject. Students who do not possess the normal qualifications but who have relevant industrial or academic experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not lived in a country where the first language is English for at least three years immediately before the start of their course, need to satisfy the University´s English language requirement.

  • From students who take IELTS (the British Council´s International English Language Testing System), we look for an overall score of 6.0 or above for courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy, and 6.5 or above for all other courses.
  • From students who take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), we look for 575/233/90* or above for courses in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy, and 600/250/100* for all other courses. (*Scores for paper-based/computer-based/internet-based versions of TOEFL)

As well as the internationally-known IELTS and TOEFL tests, the University also accepts many other English language qualifications.

The English Language Programme for International Students

If you do not yet meet our English requirements we can help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. The University´s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help campus-based students with the English you need for your studies.

Work Experience for Geographical Information Systems

No work experience is required.

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