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  • Objectives
    It is aimed at graduates from the natural sciences and geography programmes and mature students working in this field.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Good first degree or a postgraduate diploma in an appropriate subject, or relevant personal or professional experience. All UK applicants are interviewed
  • Academic Title
    Geographical Information Systems with Remote Sensing, MSc/PGDip
  • Course description
    This programme provides advanced training in the theory and practice of Geographical Information Systems and allied remote sensing techniques within the field of applications in geography, geology and environmental sciences.

    Students study eight core courses in the first part of the programme which provide a foundation in Basic Remote Sensing;   and Remote Sensing-related programming; case studies in Remote Sensing and GIS; and database management. Students progress to advanced courses.

    The programme culminates in the  dissertation, an individual piece of research focused on the application of  techniques to a specific problem. This research may form an extension or development of topics covered in the preceding applications and case studies courses.

    This is a highly respected programme in the UK geographic information industry, and graduates are highly sought after in private industry, agencies and government.


        * Introduction to GIS
        * Introduction to Remote Sensing
        * Case studies in GIS and Remote Sensing
        * GISDatabase Management
        * Advanced Spatial Modelling
        * Advanced Image Processing
        * Programming for GIS and Remote Sensing
        * Applied GIS and Remote Sensing
        * Individual Research and Dissertation

    Career Options

    Employment in local authorities, police, environmental monitoring, urban planning and geology

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