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MSc Applied Geographical Information Systems & Remote Sensing

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  • Objectives
    Integrate GIS skills with the power of satellite remote sensing. Develop applied vocational and professional skills relevant to work or research. Work with tutors with international research profiles in GIS and remote sensing. Environmentally-oriented training in GIS, unique in northern England
  • Entry requirements
    This programme is for graduates in geography, environmental science and related areas, who wish to develop their knowledge of the principles and applications of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing to solve real-world environmental problems. The programme focuses on collection, management and analysis of spatial data, and the development of technical and professional skills that can be used in the work-place or in research. No previous knowledge of GIS or remote sensing is required. A part-time route is available for those in employment who wish to develop new skills, or to refresh their knowledge, in these areas.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Applied Geographical Information Systems & Remote Sensing
  • Course description
    Programme content
    The programme consists of both core and optional elements. The core develops knowledge and skills in GIS and remote sensing. The optional element of the course allows students to develop skills in related areas such as environmental impact assessment, water resources management, environmental modelling and computing.

    Core topics include:

    -ArcView and Erdas Imagine software training.
    -Applications of very high spatial resolution satellite data.
    -New remote sensing techniques including ground based and airborne LiDAR applications.
    -Spatial data analysis and visualisation.
    -Digital terrain modelling.
    -Applied GIS and remote sensing project, working with a research or industrial partner.

    Students submit a dissertation based on an original piece of research for the award of the MSc, but those not wishing to continue to the dissertation can be awarded the PgDip in Applied GIS and Remote Sensing.

    Assessment
    The programme is assessed primarily through coursework including project reports, seminar presentations and reviews.

    Career progression
    Geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing are now key technologies in a range of fields including: landscape and ecological surveying, water resource management, forestry and conservation and rural and urban planning. Employers in these areas expect prospective employees to be equipped with high level skills and to know how to incorporate GIS and remote sensing to solve real-world problems. This course will provide you with the practical experience, specialist knowledge and problem-solving skills to pursue careers in any of these fields.

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