MSc-Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems

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  • Objectives
    To provide excellent training in handling and analysis of geographic information. The teaching of these technical skills is complemented by a thorough grounding in the academic theory of GI. Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally a second class honours degree in any subject but applicants with at least an upper second class honours degree are preferred. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree may be considered provided satisfactory references are received. Mature students who do not possess the normal qualifications but who have relevant industrial or academic experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Academic title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Introduction to GIS
    -Programming for Spatial Scientists
    -Spatial Information Science
    -Database Design
    -Applications of GIS
    -Geographical Visualisation
    -Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
    -Research Skills
    -Research Dissertation

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Teaching is by a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, self-paced learning and practicals. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework is by a mixture of computer based practicals, essays and small group projects. The dissertation is assessed separately

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