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Geographical Information Systems

This course is delivered in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University. UNIGIS courses each provide a different grounding in geographical information systems (GIS) and science and technology. This course is a broad introduction to the major aspects of contemporary GIS. Applied GIS is focused on the application of GIS in the human and natural environments, whereas geographical information technologies looks at the various technologies that underpin GI solutions.

Entry requirements

A degree, grade 2.2 or above. Applicants with an HND and relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience in a relevant specialised field will also be considered on an individual basis. Students whose 1st language is not English will need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language.

Course modules

Modules include: Foundations of geographic information systems (GIS); spatial data infrastructures; databases; methods in GIS; environmental applications of GIS; remote sensing for GIS applications; social applications of GIS; distributed GIS; spatial databases and programming; project and dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100 per cent coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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