MSc Geographical Information Systems

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are a major component of information technology – and if you’re interested in pursuing a career in this innovative, exciting field, our GIS Master’s course will give you the tools to succeed.

On this applied course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of using geospatial data for real-world solutions through a combination of practical work and background theory. You’ll use the same software tools employed by professionals in the field, and find out how to apply practical GIS skills in a range of contexts.

The course covers all the essential areas of geospatial data analysis, including GIS, remote sensing and Earth observation, geodatabases, programming, and field techniques. You’ll analyse spatial data through your own project work and build on your previous studies and work experience, applying data analysis methods and software tools to help solve real world problems.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A second class honours degree or equivalent in geography, geology, earth science, applied geology, civil engineering, environmental science or a related discipline.
  • Professional experience in a relevant area and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.0.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

Once you complete this MSc Geographical Information Systems degree, you’ll be able to apply your lab and field experience in small and medium-sized enterprises, global businesses or non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Alternatively, you could apply to do a postgraduate research degree in physical and human geography or earth and environmental sciences.

You’ll use industry-standard software, and learn processing techniques, programming and database skills that employers are typically looking for in prospective employees.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Geographical information system consultant
  • GIS and data analyst
  • Location planning analyst
  • GIS technician
  • Software development engineer
  • Spatial analyst
  • Remote sensing analyst

Module Details

All modules on this MSc Geographical Information Systems degree are core.

  • Applied GIS and Remote Sensing – 30 credits
  • GIS and Database Management Systems – 30 credits
  • Principles of GIScience – 30 credits
  • Research Skills and Project – 60 credits
  • Terrain Evaluation and Natural Hazards – 30 credits

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