24 months
Duration
7600 GBP/year
4450 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

This Master's degree in Geographic Information Science (Part-Time) (GISc) at Birkbeck, University of London is aimed at professionals and researchers who work with (or those who wish to work with) geographically referenced data.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

This Master's degree in Geographic Information Science (Part-Time) (GISc) at Birkbeck, University of London covers the philosophical, scientific, social, policy, environmental and technological issues associated with the use of geographic information in an international context, building on the Department of Geography’s experience in teaching GISc at postgraduate level for over 20 years.

It will introduce you to the principles and applications of GISc at an advanced level through the development of scientific knowledge, technical expertise and practical experience. You will develop the relevant theoretical background knowledge and a conceptual understanding of GISc, as well as an appreciation of the social and political context of geographical data and the implications of its use. The emphasis throughout this course is on enabling you to develop new skills that have real-world applications for your work and career.

Highlights 

  • Teaching team includes external collaborators: researchers, private GISc consultants, and GISc professionals working in private industry and public bodies.
  • Learning resources include a virtual learning environment, GIS software (ArcGIS, free to UK-based students, and IDRISI, available at student rates), GIS practicals (ESRI Virtual Campus, IDRISI and selfcontained) and e-library facilities.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Sociology at Birkbeck was ranked 13th in the UK.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go on to careers in consultancy, local government, defence, planning and policy in areas such as cartography, GIS analysis, remote-sensing applications and software development.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Topics of GIS Analysis
  • Geovisualisation and WebGIS
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Programming for GIS
  • Remote Sensing and Environmental GIS
  • Spatial Analysis and Statistics
  • Spatial Big Data Management
  • Spatial Simulation Modelling

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in geography, computer science or a cognate discipline.
  • Some experience with a Geographic Information System is desirable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Geographic Information Science (Part-Time)
-
Birkbeck, University of London

Wishlist