Ulster University

Ulster University

Geographic Information Systems (E-Learning)

This course is designed to provide a broad-based education in the principles and practice of GIS. Core modules cover issues such as the representation, acquisition, management and manipulation of spatial data; spatial analysis and modelling; remote sensing; GIS in the commercial environment; spatial databases and web-based programming. Concepts and techniques are illustrated using a variety of applications.

Entry requirements

Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum 2.2 Honours degree with a substantial component of geography, environmental science or computing. Applicants with qualifications in other relevant disciplines or with academic qualifications below 2.2 honours will also be considered on individual merit.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% by course work (no sessional examinations); a mixture of methods including practical reports, problem analysis, projects, literature reviews and essays, class tests, group work and a research project. Students are able to use the University's extensive online resources of electronic journals, books and databases.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 3 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
PgCert Distance learning (full-time) September 2016 - 3 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 8 months
PgCert Distance learning (full-time) January 2017 - 3 months
PgCert Distance learning January 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time January 2017 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time January 2017 - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Coleraine Campus Coleraine BT52 1SA Northern Ireland

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Environmental Sciences
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