36 months
5120 GBP/year
2137 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This innovative Environmental Management with Geographic Information Systems course from Ulster University combines teaching of Environmental Management techniques with skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

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This Environmental Management with Geographic Information Systems course from Ulster University  aims to teach how environmental management and data handling tools, such as impact assessment, site conservation planning, environmental management systems, ecological monitoring and GIS are applied in making knowledge based decisions on managing the environment. This is considered in the context of environmental legislative/policy frameworks within which industry, government and voluntary bodies work. 

Specific objectives are to:

  • Understand the importance of evidence-based approach to environmental policy and strategic decision-making
  • Apply quantitative techniques to assess the effects of environmental management
  • Use GIS as a framework for collating, manipulating and managing spatial data relating to the environment
  • Produce environmental impact statements and advise on implementing environmental management systems
  • Apply structured planning principles to site biodiversity management and ecosystem restoration
  • Monitor pollution and assess its environmental effects.

Career options

The majority of students on the course are already working in industry or public services and taking the course has helped them to gain promotion and/or change careers as a result of their new skills.

Key skills which will be developed are:

  • Biodiversity management plans and site restoration design
  • Ecological monitoring
  • Environmental management systems
  • Research analysis and data interpretation techniques
  • Management, processing, analysis, interpretation and presentation of geo-spatial data
  • Operation and use of Geographic Information Systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Principles of GIS
  • Photogrammetry and Advanced Image Analysis
  • Marine Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Data Management 
  • Spatial Analysis
  • GIS for Environmental Management
  • Biodiversity Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma - 120



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry to the PgDip:

  • You must hold a degree in a science or other suitable discipline or demonstrate your ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.
Entry to the MSc: 
  • You initially register for the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) and if you complete the PgDip with an overall mark of 50% or higher can proceed to the MSc programme.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5120 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2137 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2137 GBP per year during 36 months.

UK and Republic of Ireland fee 

MSc - £6409.80

PG Dip - £4,273.20

PG Cert - £2136.60


International fee 

MSc - £15,359.40

PG Dip - £10,239.60

PG Cert - £5,119.80


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