Geographical Information Systems, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14000
    Tuition (Year)
    5470
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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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).
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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

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

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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 EU/EEA

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