University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Environmental Informatics

The course provides students with a multi-disciplinary education and training in geographical information systems in the context of environmental science, enabling students to gain employment in public/private agencies/businesses that deal with the sustainable management of natural resources (including conservation, planning, and environmental management).

Entry requirements

Normally atleast a 2nd Class honours degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline from an approved institution or relevant professional or commercial experience.

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to geographical information systems; spatial information science; applications of geographical information systems; theories, concepts and applications in sustainable development; research methods and design; thesis; optional modules: database design; digital remote sensing; geographical visualisation; programming for spatial scientists; environmental economics; sustainable water resource management; critical resource geographies; environmental models and applications; sustainable management of biological resources.

Assessment methods

All campus-based modules are assessed by a variety of coursework and/or examination. The dissertation is assessed separately and accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc.

Sponsorship information

East of England Agricultural Society scholarship (partial) for students from developing countries.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 3823