36 months
4827 GBP/year
2027 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This innovative Environmental Management with Geographic Information Systems course at 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 at 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.

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:

  • Principles of GIS
  • Spatial Data Management
  • Biodiversity Management
  • Spatial Analysis
  • GIS for Environmental Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Management Project
  • Pollution Monitoring

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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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

  • International

    4827 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4827 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2027 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Environmental Management with Geographic Information Systems
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