MSc-PgDip-PgCert Geographical Information Systems

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You must have a first degree in any subject or have worked for at least two years using geographical information systems to satisfy the admissions tutor.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert Geographical Information Systems
  • Course description
    Geographical information systems (GIS) is a relatively new academic subject. It is becoming increasingly useful for a range of professions including planning, the police force, research and other professionals who need an understanding of geographical information.

    You can study a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters depending on the level of GIS knowledge you need. This is one of the first courses to be offered in this area and answers the need for well-trained professionals in this growing area.

    This course is designed for people wanting employment in GIS as a • researcher • statistician • strategic analyst • GIS technician • planner • business analyst • transport specialist • environmental modelling.

    GIS crosses many boundaries and offers a wide range of employment opportunities.

    Some students may have more relevant experience than others and the modules take this into account.

    If your work involves using GIS regularly you can build on your learning through a work-based project. If you have less specialist experience you can work on a consultancy project, which gives you experience of realistic scenarios. We also have a selection of special options around transport, business and the environment.

    Associated careers

    This course is useful for people working in • local authority planning departments • housing • police • health authorities. It is also relevant for professionals in areas such as the forestry commission, environmental agencies and related fields.

    Course content

    Core modules
    Include • practices and principles of GISGIS and spatial analysis • applied research methods/dissertation

    Option modules
    Include • GIS and the environment • GIS for business • systems analysis and design with databases • GIS and transport • consultancy project

    For academic year 2008/9
    Home and EU students

    Full-time – typically £4,200
    Part-time – typically £1,400 for each stage, PgCert, PgDip and MSc
    International students

    Full-time – typically £8,400
    Part-time – typically £2,800 for each stage, certificate, diploma and masters

    • reports • individual and group presentations • electronic conferences • work-based portfolios • reflective diaries.

    There are no formal examinations.

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