Geographical Information Systems (GIS) MSc

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  • Objectives
    The Applied Geographical Information Systems MSc comprises five core modules in GIS with a further three available as options and an emphasis on the application of GIS. Optional modules encourage students to develop themes of geographical and environmental interest to sit alongside their core GIS course.
  • Academic title
    Geographical Information Systems (GIS) MSc
  • Course description
    What will I study?
    The MSc GIS programmes at Kingston University provide the high quality education needed to meet the needs of users of geotechnology or those seeking to enter a career in GIS. Students will gain a high level of competency in the principles of GI Science and the use of geotechnology; they will be able to routinely use professional software for data acquisition, handling, exploration and mapping.

    Knowledge and skills in spatial analysis and spatial databases will provide students with the skills to develop GIS in addition to working with GIS in a range of environments for crime mapping, health analysis, hurricane prediction, 3d modelling and animation and many more.

    The MSc GIS programmes have a number of key overarching features. You will:

    -develop a knowledge and understanding of the principles of GI science and the use of geotechnology;
    -understand the conceptual foundations of geographical information handling;
    -effectively handle spatial entities for data transformations, generalisation and aggregation;
    -develop competency in analytical operations, methods and spatial analyses;
    -effectively implement principles of map design and graphical representation techniques;
    -understand spatial database systems and application design;
    -perform storage and retrieval operations, work with alternative data models, 3d modelling and advanced visualisation;
    -explore the role of GIS in society including organisational and institutional aspects;
    -study a range of themes in geography and environmental science; and
    -prepare yourself for employment, career advancement, further research and lifelong learning by developing your intellectual, problem solving, technical and other key professional and academic skills.

    Core modules
    -Geographical Information Fundamentals
    -Spatial Information Analysis and Modelling
    -Contemporary Issues in GIS
    -Digital Mapping
    -Research Methods and Data Analysis
    -Research Methods

    Applied GIS option modules (choose three)
    -Land Information Systems
    -Remote Sensing of the Environment
    -GIS and Hazards
    -Mobile GIS
    -Mineral and Energy Resources
    -Water Resource Management
    -Waste Management and Contaminated Land Remediation
    GIS and Science option modules (choose two)

    -Remote Sensing
    -Geodemographic Analysis
    -Spatial Databases
    -Mobile GIS
    -GIS and Health
    -Crime Patterns and Environment

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