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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.
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two years part-time.
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 and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc.
* Introduction to GIS
* Programming for Spatial Scientists
* Spatial Information Science
* Geographical Visualisation
* Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
* Research Design Methods
* Research Dissertation