Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Geographic Information Science

This programme in Geographic Information Science (GISc) is aimed at professionals and researchers who work with (or those who wish to work with) geographically referenced data. 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 of Geography's experience in teaching GISc at postgraduate level for over 20 years. It 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

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Degree or equivalent in geography, computer science or a cognate discipline; we will consider professional experience in place of a degree. Some experience of Geographic Information Systems is desirable, but is not a requirement. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A second-class honours degree in geography, computer science or a cognate discipline. Some experience with Geographic Information Systems is desirable. MSc: A second-class honours degree in geography, computer science or a cognate discipline. Some experience with a Geographic Information System is desirable.

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 only. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Coursework only. MSc: Coursework and a dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 10,150 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 10,150 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 3,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 3,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 5,075 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 3,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 3,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 3,000 per Whole course (Wales) 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: 
Birkbeck Student Advice Service
Telephone number: 
02039070700