Swansea University

Swansea University

Geographic Information and Climate Change

This course provides cross disciplinary training in the scientific basis of geographic information system (GIS), satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling alongside aspects of climate change. The course places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and earth observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change. Graduates from this course will develop hands-on technical knowledge in GIS and Remote Sensing together with a broad knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climate change, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in either industry or regulating bodies. It is envisaged that graduates from the course will enter careers in utilities, county councils, the environmental service industry or regulating body, or indeed be well prepared for a future career in academia.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate subject. Applicants are expected to have good mathematical and computing skills. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or a Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Modules typically include: modelling earth systems; climate change; geographical information systems; satellite remote sensing; environmental assessment and management; core science skills; ecosystems; programming in Java; principles of environmental dynamics; climate science and policy.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Geography Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 295142