This Masters programme focuses on the multi-disciplinary science concerned with the development and application of geographical information (GI) technologies. GI technologies are increasingly applied in everyday life, with, for example, the introduction of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Google Earth. Core GI technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS), have had a long history of application in industries such as planning, agriculture, forestry, utilities, transportation, and various government and private-sector environmental agencies. The application areas for GI technologies are very widespread.
This programme provides the theoretical foundation and practical skills that are relevant for pursuing a career in a GI Science related field.
Course aims By the end of this Masters you will have developed an advanced knowledge of and practical experience in: * Advanced techniques for GIS development and image processing
* Computer modelling
* GIS and remote sensing theory and practice
* Scientific comunication of analytical results and their interpretation
* Spatial analysis
* GIS and Environmental Applications
* Environmental Remote Sensing
* Advanced Spatial Data Processing and Analysis
* Environmental Research Design and Applications
* Applied Study Unit
* Environmental Impact Assessment
* Environmental Monitoring and & Modelling in Practice
* Environmental Monitoring & Modelling Concepts
* Environmental Change
* Fundamentals of Information and Information Systems
* Information Communication Technologies and Socio-Economic Development
* Information Communication Technologies in Practice
* Introducing Information Systems in Organisations
* Theories of Environmental Governance
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.