MSc - Geographic Information Systems, PgCert/PgDip - Geographic Information Systems
The PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is available by Distance Learning (full-time and part-time modes). It is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
This course provides an advanced education in the principles and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), using case study material to illustrate concepts and techniques. The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of:
1. GIS functionality
2. Data models and data management
3. Generic GIS concepts and principles
4. Spatial data analysis and customization
It also provides extensive hands-on experience of proprietary GIS software.
The PgDip comprises eight taught modules, covering data models and data structures, acquisition and management of data, spatial analysis and modelling, remote sensing, GIS design and implementation issues, GIS programming and customisation and database technology.
Concepts and techniques are illustrated using case study material drawn from a variety of application areas, although students choose one optional module in which they focus on applications of GIS to either environmental management or health and health care issues.
Practical work is undertaken using a variety of commerical software including ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine.
For the award of MSc the student must undertake an independent research project, submitted as a written dissertation.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences. http://www.ies-uk.org.uk
Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum 2(ii) Honours degree with a substantial component of Geography, Environmental Science or Computing. Candidates with qualifications in other relevant disciplines or with academic qualifications below 2(ii) Honours will also be considered on individual merit; in such cases, previous experience of GIS and competence in Windows-based packages will be an advantage, and should be explained in detail on the application form.
International Student Requirements:
English Language requirements - IELTS overall band 6.0 with no contributing band less than 5.5 or TOEFL 550 in the paper based-test
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No