Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Geographic Information Science

The course covers the philosophical, scientific, social, policy, environmental and technological issues associated with the use of geographic information in an international context, building on the department's experience in teaching GISc at postgraduate level for over 20 years. This course will introduce you to the principles and applications of GISc at an advanced level through the development of scientific knowledge, technical expertise and practical experience. You will develop the relevant theoretical background knowledge and a conceptual understanding of GISc, as well as an appreciation of the social and political context of geographical data and the implications of its use. The emphasis throughout this course is on enabling you to develop new skills that have real-world applications for your work and career.

Entry requirements

MSc: Good 2nd Class Honours degree in geography, computer science or a cognate discipline. Some experience with a GIS is desirable. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Practical coursework MSc: Coursework and a dissertation Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Coursework

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 9,925 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2018 5,800 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2018 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 5,800 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2019 9,925 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2018 2,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 4,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Telephone number: 
02030738000