University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Geographical Information Systems

The programme covers the fundamentals of techniques and tools for acquiring, storing, processing, classifying, analysing, and visualising spatially referenced data, and their application to the study of the Earth. This includes spatial databases, programming, simulation, and modelling, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital mapping and cartography, airborne, satellite and UAV remote sensing, digital image processing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), WebGIS and Internet atlases, field data capture, and mobile GIS.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 (lower second class) Honours Degree or equivalent, in Archaeology, Agriculture, Computing Science, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Geomatics, Marine Science, Physics, Planning, Plant Science, Soil Science or Zoology.

Course modules

Modules include: The History, origins and evolution of gis; gis tools and technologies; people management for gis; introduction to databases; aspects of digital mapping and visualisation; gis tools and techniques; fundamentals of gis and spatial analysis; current applications of gis; planning, managing and presenting a gis project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of written and practical assignments, presentations and laboratory reports as prescribed for each course and a dissertation, together with an oral examination and poster presentation.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,040 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,040 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 980 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 980 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,285 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 5,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,285 per Credit (EU) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,285 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 3,040 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,285 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 980 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 GBP 2,285 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

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01224 272655