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MSc-Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Informatics (Geographical Information Systems with Sustainable Management of Natural Resources)

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with a multi-disciplinary education and training in geographical information systems in the context of environmental science, enabling them to gain employment in public/private agencies/businesses that deal with the sustainable management of natural resources (including conservation, planning, and environmental management).
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally at least a second class honours degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline from an approved institution.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Informatics (Geographical Information Systems with Sustainable Management of Natural Resources)
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core:

    -Introduction to GIS
    -Spatial Information Science
    -Applications of GIS
    -Theory, Concept and Applications in Sustainable Development
    -Research Design and Methods
    -Research Dissertation

    Optional:

    -Database Design
    -Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
    -Geographical Visualisation
    -Programming for Spatial Scientists
    -Water Resource Issues
    -Environmental Models and Applications
    -Biodiversity
    -Environmental Economics

    Teaching and assessment methods

    All taught modules are assessed by a variety of coursework and/or examination. A viva voce is given by the external examiner. The dissertation is between 10,000 and 20,000 words

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