University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Geographical Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has grown rapidly to become a major component of information technology, creating distinctive methods of data analysis, algorithms and software tools. This course emphasises the acquisition of practical GIS skills. We use a wide range of industry-standard software tools and a structured approach to the analysis of spatial data through project work.

Course modules

Modules include: Principles of geographic information science; GIS and database management systems; applied geographic information systems; research methods and design; modelling and analysis and the web; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: The course provides a balanced structure of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You will learn through hands-on practical sessions designed to give you the skills in laboratory, computer and field techniques. The course also includes extensive field work designed to provide field mapping and data collection skills. How are you assessed? The majority of assessment takes the form of practical exercises and project-based activity. This enables you to become familiar with industry-standard software systems and develop your skills by applying your newfound expertise in areas that particularly interest you.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,200 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,170 per (Year 1) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,400 per (Year 1) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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