MSc-Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems and Human Geography

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  • Objectives
    To provide a broad-based education in social science research, human geography, and geographical information science. Students gain knowledge, skills and understanding generic to social science research. They will also develop their understanding of concerns, philosophies and methods in contemporary human geography and geographical information science, and the interactions with them. Students will develop practical skills in qualitative, quantitative, textual and (carto)graphic techniques.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A second class honours degree in any subject. An upper second class degree is necessary for consideration for an ESRC 1+3 scholarship.
  • Academic title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems and Human Geography
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Managing and Communicating Research
    -Philosophy in Human Geography
    -Introduction to GIS
    -Research Design and Methods in Geography
    -Spatial Information Science
    -Research Dissertation


    -Transformation and Development
    -Globalization and Difference*
    -Global Energy Security
    -Environment, Space and Society*
    -Participatory GIS*
    -Programming for Spatial Scientists
    -Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
    -Geographical Visualisation
    -Database Design
    -Applications of GIS
    * One of these modules can be replaced by an approved postgraduate module from elsewhere in the Department or the University.

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is conducted using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning, practicals, student presentations, and team-based projects. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and exam. The dissertation is assessed separately and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc

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