This Geographic Information Systems course at Ulster University is designed to give students (whether newly qualified or already in employment in related fields) understanding and experience of GIS concepts, functionality and applications, data models and data management, GIS customization, spatial data analysis and project management, as well as providing extensive hands-on experience of commercial GIS software. Strong industry links help ensure that course content remains relevant to the needs of employers.
What are the employment prospects for GIS graduates?
GIS and geospatial technologies underpin a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar industry, and are becoming increasingly mainstream within both the public and private sectors, resulting in a need for a steady supply of graduates who have a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Graduates of the course have secured employment in a variety of roles worldwide, in GIS positions including technicians, analysts, scientists, surveyors, data specialists, mapping officers, consultants and project managers, development, sales and marketing, customer support, GIS training, lecturing and research (including funded PhD projects).
The breadth of potential uses of GIS ensures a great diversity of job opportunities; for example, our graduates have found employment with mapping agencies, GIS, SatNav and technology companies, GIS and environmental consultancies, ecological and marine resource management and environmental agencies, renewable energy companies, forestry, fisheries, town planning departments, heritage agencies, health and emergency services, housing authorities, local government, aid agencies, countryside recreation, rural development, retail analysis, utilities and infrastructure, Further and Higher Education, mining and mineral exploitation and the oil industry, among others.
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- Principles of GIS
- Spatial Data Management
- Remote Sensing
- GIS in Business and Society
- Web-based GIS
- GIS Databases
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- 36 months
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Postgraduate Diploma - 120
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Environmental Sciences View 3 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United Kingdom
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- Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum 2(ii) Honours degree with a substantial component of Geography, Environmental Science or Computing or related disciplines, although candidates with qualifications in other relevant subjects will be considered on an individual basis.
- Candidates without the standard academic qualifications will also be considered, based on significant relevant work experience; in such cases, previous experience of GIS will be an advantage, and should be explained in detail on the application form.
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International4827 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4827 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2027 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2027 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
The PgDip fees for UK and EU residents are £4,054, and a further £2,027 for the Masters; fees for Overseas students are £9,654 for the PgDip and an extra £4,827 for the MSc
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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