University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Geographical Information Science

The course aims to provide excellent training in handling and analysis of geographic information (GI). The teaching of these technical skills is complemented by a thorough grounding in the academic theory of GI. Understanding Geographical Information Systems (GIS) (the software tools) and Geographical Information Science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree in any subject. Relevant industrial or academic experience will also be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to GIS; programming for spatial scientists; spatial information science; geographical visualisation; earth observation and remote sensing; GIS methods in the field; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. Coursework is by a mixture of computer based practicals, essays and small group projects. The dissertation is assessed separately and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of studentships available from ESRC each year; 4 full NERC awards (covering fees and living costs) are available per year for this course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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