University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Landscape Ecology with Geographical Information Systems

This programme is structured around three compulsory conservation courses that integrate theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary conservation and environmental management, and three compulsory courses covering the principles and implementation of GIS. Additionally students take a compulsory Professional Practice for GI course, and one optional course. The programme culminates in a third term with the dissertation, an individual piece of research focused on the application of GIS techniques to a specific landscape ecology problem. The programme is available part-time and is timetabled in such a way as to also allow for day-release part-time learning. The aims of the programme are: To provide landscape ecology practitioners and conservation managers with an appreciation of the merits and limitations of the spatial data that are potentially available to them. To provide an understanding of how these data can potentially be processed and managed within a GI System; encompassing data collection strategies, errors, uncertainties, GIS modelling, and GIS decision-support systems. To provide the knowledge and skills to confidently operate and manage a GI system for landscape ecology & environmental conservation data sets.

Entry requirements

A first degree or a postgraduate diploma in an ecological, scientific, geographical or environmental management discipline, or relevant personal or professional experience; Students who do not have English as their first language, must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another recognised language testing system.

Course modules

Modules include: Techniques in applied ecology 1; principles and practice of environmental conservation; introduction to GIS; professional practice for GI; techniques in applied ecology 2; advanced spatial modelling; applied GIS and remote sensing; landscape ecology with GIS individual research project. Also, one option from: environmental impact assessment; ecology and conservation of estuaries and coastal zones; open course.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examinations, coursework and assessments that are practically focused using real-world examples and case studies.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,350 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

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